Chicago Theater Week makes family-friendly Valentine’s celebrations easy

| February 3, 2018 | Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2018-02-03 at 2.46.35 PMThis year you can take advantage of Chicago Theater Week discounts for a family-friendly Valentine’s Day celebration. According to a recent news release more than 120 productions from neighborhoods in the city and suburbs will participate. Here are some highlights from the release:

X barks the spot in the new tour PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure! at The Chicago Theatre, February 17 & 18. Ryder and his team of pirate pups need all paws on deck for this new pirate adventure. CTW18 Offer Details:!-the-great-pirate-adventure!/43345/

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a 75-minute abridgment of William Shakespeare’s riotous tale of mismatched love among mischievous fairies, young lovers and an amateur theatrical troupe of local workers. Tickets available for performances February 10 & 17. CTW18 Offer Details:!-a-midsummer-nights-dream/43022/

In a Land Beyond the Rainbow, in a room overflowing with beautifully wrapped presents, three children explore their friendship, similarities, and differences at a magical birthday party. My Wonderful Birthday Suit! at Chicago Children’s Theatre features music, puppetry and a visit to the splendiferous Thinking Tree, February 10, 11, 17 & 18. CTW18 Offer Details:!/43060/

Full of Hamilton-style hip-hop beats, Emerald City’s Magic Tree House: Showtime With Shakespeare at the Apollo Theater is a tuneful tale of time travel and theater. Tickets available for performances February 11, 17 & 18. CTW18 Offer Details:

A self-directed creative play experience for children and parents FORTS! build your own adventure at Filament Theatre uses theatrical design elements to inspire the imagination and get families playing together, February 11, 17 & 18. CTW18 Offer Details:!-build-your-own-adventure/42920/

Take a leap into the unknown and realize your full potential with Montauciel Takes Flight, a world premiere musical inspired by the story of the first living creatures to take to the skies in a human-made flying machine, at Lifeline Theatre, February 11, 17 & 18. CTW18 Offer Details:

Junie B. Jones, the star of Barbara Park’s sassy and spirited children’s book series, takes the stage for a new adventure, Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook, presented by DePaul University Theatre School at the Merle Reskin Theatre, February 8, 9, 10, 13, 15 & 17. CTW18 Offer Details:

Stupendous sagas and terrific tales. Adventure Stage Chicago presents the first Adventures in Storytelling festival, February 16 & 17. Stories from tellers of all ages will be on display as you’re whisked into unique worlds and narratives. Discover new cultures with bilingual bards, witness the budding talents of youth tellers, participate in numerous workshops, and more. CTW18 Offer Details:

BLUE MAN GROUP is a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else. BLUE MAN GROUP is performed at the Briar Street Theater, with discount tickets available for performances February 8-11, 15, 17 & 18. CTW18 Offer Details:

The comedy, magic and mayhem of POTTED POTTER (presented by Broadway In Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse) makes for an entertaining and hilarious visit to the theatre. The fast-paced show, which has made audiences aged 6 to Dumbledore roar with laughter all over the world, is perfect for the entire family. Tickets available for performances February 9-11 and 16-18. CTW18 Offer Details:

Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to present THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories for Change, an evening of stories showcasing the fascinating, poignant and often hilarious ideas students have for the change they’d like to see in their lives and their communities. Tickets available for February 12 performance at The Neo-Futurarium. CTW18 Offer Details:

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Shari writes about life with Twins at Two Times the Fun. Image courtesy of Chicago Theatre Week.

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