Musicals for Kids to Attend This Winter in Chicago

Looking for something to do with your kids this winter? Spending family time when it is cold outside is no easy task, but visiting musicals for kids in Chicago is a perfect way to get everyone singing along. We’ve rounded up a few that are coming up during Chicago’s cold months.

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James and the Giant Peach

Through January 26, 2020 @ Prairie Lakes Theatre | 515 E. Thacker, Des Plaines, IL


This musical for kids is presented by Big Noise Theatre and is based off of Roald Dahl’s book. This is a classic tale of a boy and of course, a giant peach, as they sail across the ocean on a journey.

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Shrek: The Musical

February 1, 2020 @ The Chicago High School for the Arts | 2714 West Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL


Though this isn’t your typical Broadway musical in Chicago, everyone’s favorite ogre is back in this theater adaptation of the hit film, presented by Music House, School of Performing Arts. Performers will be between the ages of 4 and 13 and will be sure to make you laugh along the way!

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

February 21 through March 8, 2020 @ Ethel M. Barber Theater | 30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL


When a 14-year-old boy gets named emperor, he realizes he has no idea what he is up against. Attend this musical for kids in Chicago to join him on this journey with his magical, invisible clothing.

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Peter and the Starcatcher

April 24 through May 3, 2020 @ Ethel M. Barber Theater | 30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL


In this musical for kids, a young orphan and his friends are sent from Victorian England to an island ruled by an evil king. Join Peter and his friends on their adventures with pirates, treasure and more.



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