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Kids Theater Guide: Fall ’19 – Winter ’20

We are so excited about all the fantastic family-friendly theater productions heading our way in the fall and winter months! From big shows in the city to smaller ones right in your neighborhood, there are plenty of excellent options to captivate the whole family. Check out our comprehensive list of shows for kids — some with a cast of adult…


2019 Spring and Summer Art Fairs and Festivals in Chicagoland

It’s springtime in Chicagoland, and there’s beauty all around us! It’s the perfect time to take a stroll through an outdoor art festival to find that special piece of art to decorate your home, or maybe just to spark your own creativity . . . especially if you’ve got a budding artist in the family. Whatever your fancy, we’ve got…


Live Theater for Kids: Spring – Summer 2019

A trip to the theater can be a fun outing for the entire family! Even the littlest guests will find themselves engrossed in the music and activity of these live action shows. Some of these shows feature an adult-only ensemble, while others are made up of children only. What a wonderful activity to explore and introduce your family to the…


Volunteering with Kids in the Western Suburbs

Volunteering with kids is such a worthwhile way to connect as a family. Children can see the impact of their hard work, and make a difference in the lives of others. Parents help foster the importance of giving back and teaching gratitude for their own blessings. These wonderful organizations throughout the western suburbs are working towards bettering the lives of community…


Review: Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical is at The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire! Yes, I know we’re talking about a theater outside the typical Kidlist area, but this theater is worth the drive. With “theatre in the round” seating and a live band, it’s the perfect place to take the kids for their first show or to revisit on a regular basis. Keep…


Pumpkin Patches and Pumpkin Farms in the Chicagoland Area

The crisp cool air and beautiful changing leaves signals one of our favorite outings of the fall season: pumpkin patches! You’ll find locations that not only offer pick-your-own pumpkins, but also all kinds of great attractions, children’s rides and tasty fall treats! Spend a few hours or a whole day with your family having fun at one of these awesome…


Pinkalicious the Musical at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

When we first read them, the Pinkalicious books instantly became a family favorite in our house. Our two young girls, ages four and three, were excited to see Pinkalicious’s cupcake predicament come to life on stage. This production did not disappoint. Our girls were engaged — and the one-liners meant for parents had us all laughing. The Marriott Theatre for…


Review: The Emperor’s New Clothes

My family and I were given the opportunity to go to see The Emperor’s New Clothes at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. We had with us my 5-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son, both of whom have never been to see live theater. While we weren’t entirely sure how this adventure would go, we were pleasantly surprised! Review: The Emperor’s New…


Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure is at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences now through April 15, 2017. It’s a musical twist on the DreamWorks motion picture. It’s a musical for all ages and features actors dressed as various zoo animals. The costumes are very creative and well done and the music is upbeat and fun, with our favorite “Move…


The Velveteen Rabbit: Performance for All Ages

The Velveteen Rabbit is at the Marriott Theatre! Lincolnshire is usually outside the area that Kidlist covers, but I continue to be impressed with the productions there and would consider it worth the drive. When Steve comes upon one of his long lost toys, it sparks a memory that takes him back in time to when he was an inspired…