Chicagoland Kids Theater Guide: Spring – Summer 2020

Sharing the arts with your kids is such a wonderful and memorable experience. And lucky for us, there are tons of amazing, family-friendly theater productions in the Chicagoland area! Kidlist has you covered with a fantastic listing of shows that include an adult ensemble, as well as ones with an all-kids cast. Line up your theater tickets for the coming months today, and be sure to check out the Half Price Tickets page of our site for discounted tickets!

2020 Spring/Summer Kids Theater

Productions with a Cast of Adult Performers

Hogwash – An Improvised Tall Tale!
Every Saturday at 10:30 am
Bughouse Theater
1910 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60613
Recommended for ages 3–12.

Grease
Now – March 15, 2020
Marriott Theater
Ten Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

The Wizard of Oz
January – April, 2020
AlphaBet Soup Productions
Various locations including Chicago, DesPlaines, Downers Grove, Joliet, Naperville, Northlake, Palos Hills, River Forest and Schaumburg.
Recommended for preschool – 4th grade.

The Princess and the Pea
February 8 – April 19, 2020
Marriott Theatre
Ten Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Check out Charlotte’s review of The Princess and the Pea at the Marriott Theatre!

The Greatest Story Never Told
February 16 – March 22, 2020
Under the Gun Theater
956 W. Newport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
Recommended for ages 4–14.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
February 25 – March 14, 2020
Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run
4051 E. Main Street
Saint Charles, IL 60174

Goldilocks & the Three Bears
February 26 – May 8, 2020
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60655

Red Kite, Brown Box
February 28 – March 21, 2020
Chicago Children’s Theatre: The Station
100 S. Racine Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607
Theatre for children (ages 5+) on the autism spectrum and their families.

Nick Jr., Live!
February 29 – March 1, 2020
Chicago Theatre
175 N. State St.
Chicago, IL

Cirque Eloize Hotel
March 7, 2020
Belushi Performance Hall
Fawell and Park Boulevards
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Neither
March 14 – April 19, 2020
Lifeline Theater
6912 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL, 60626

Me…Jane, The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall
March 31 – April 3, 2020
Chicago Children’s Theatre: The Station
100 S. Racine Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607
Recommended for ages 6+.

Alice in Wonderland
April 1 – July 31, 2020
Stahl Family Theater
5900 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60634

A Wrinkle in Time
April 16 – May 23, 2020
DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre
60 E. Balbo Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Recommended for ages 7+.

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Aladdin
April – August, 2020
AlphaBet Soup Productions
Various locations including Cicero, Chicago, DesPlaines, Downers Grove, Joliet, Naperville, Northlake and Palos Hills.
Recommended for preschool – 4th grade.

Rapunzel
May 13 – August 7, 2020
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60655

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!
June 12 – July 26, 2020
Marriott Theater
Ten Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Rapunzel
July 18, 2020
Metropolis Performing Arts Center
111 W Campbell St
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Recommended for grades 3–6.

Alice in Wonderland
July 14 – 18, 2020
Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run
4051 E. Main Street
Saint Charles, IL 60174

Productions with a Cast of Child/Teen Performers

Annie
February 21 – March 1, 2020
Guardian Angel Players
1125 Harrison Ave
La Grange Park, IL 60526

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
February 27 – March 1, 2020
Christian Youth Theatre
Batavia Fine Arts Centre
1399 W Wilson St
Batavia, IL 60510

Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
March 6 – 7, 2020
Ovation Academy For The Performing Arts
1010 Madison St
Oak Park, IL 60302

Seussical, Jr.
April 3 – 5, 2020
Footlight Players of LaGrange Park
Park Junior High School
325 N Park Rd.
La Grange Park, IL 60526

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Little Mermaid, Jr.
April 16 – 25, 2020
Children’s Theatre of Western Springs
4384 Hampton Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558

Footloose, the Musical
April 17 – 18, 2020
Ovation Academy For The Performing Arts
1010 Madison St
Oak Park, IL 60302

An Ideal Husband
May 8 – 9, 2020
LATTE (LaGrange Area Teen Theater Ensemble)
Plymouth Place Auditorium
315 N La Grange Road
La Grange Park, IL 60526

Seussical, KIDS
May 8 – 9, 2020
Ovation Academy For The Performing Arts
1010 Madison St
Oak Park, IL 60302

Aladdin, KIDS
May 14 – 17, 2020
Children’s Theatre of Western Springs
4384 Hampton Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558

Mary Poppins
July 31 – August 2, 2020
BAM Theatre
Performance location TBA

For more awesome family fun ideas, check out our indoor activities page!

About the Author

Jill Borkowicz
Jill is thrilled to be sharing her insight and knowledge of local fun on Kidlist! As an Oak Park native, Jill and her husband settled in La Grange Park in 2007 and couldn’t be happier with the community they call home. Raising two lovely daughters, ages 8 and 10, Jill is always on the lookout for cool things to do as a family. She is passionate about yummy food, an organized abode, creative entertaining, frugal finds, travel adventures, a healthy spirit, and overall family fun. Jill’s favorite wintertime activity with the fam? Ice skating followed by hot chocolate! Summertime family favorite? Long pool days with friends that end with a BBQ!

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