Crowd Pleasers for Nov. 9, 2012
November 7, 2012 1:59PM
The Drama Group Daytime Children's Theatre will present "Winnie the Pooh & Friends Birthday Tail" from Nov. 14-18.
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Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.
Events include the Drama Group’s Daytime Children’s Theatre’s “Winnie the Pooh & Friends Birthday Tail.”
The Drama Group Daytime Children’s Theatre will stage “Winnie the Pooh & Friends Birthday Tail” at 9:30 a.m. and noon Nov. 14-16, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 17 and 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Studio Theatre, 330 W. 202 St., Chicago Heights.
“Join in the fun with the lovable characters from Hundred Acre Woods,” officials said.
In the play, a celebration is almost ruined but friendship and teamwork save the day in this original musical. Officials said the show is perfect for the entire family to enjoy.
Charlie Misovye will direct the show.
The Drama Group Daytime Children’s Theatre produces two one-hour, attention-span-friendly children’s shows each season in November and March. Officials said these productions are great for schools, day care centers, Brownie troops and other groups.
A meet and greet with the characters take place after each show, so attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras.
Tickets purchased in advance are $6 for adults, ages 65 and older and students with identification and $5 for groups of 25 or more.
Tickets at the door will cost $7 for adults, ages 65 and older and students with identification and $5 for groups of 25 or more.
Information: (708) 755-3444.
The cast of “Winnie the Pooh & Friends Birthday Tail” includes:
◆ EEYORE: Alex Guiliani, of Chicago Heights.
◆ KANGA/ROO: Loretta DeLuca, of Flossmoor.
◆ CHRISTOPHER ROBIN: Noah Uhlenbrauck, of Crete.
◆ WINNIE THE POOH: Dawn DeVries, of Crete.
◆ OWL: Rebecca Atwood, of Steger.
◆ TIGGER: Hannah Bielecki, of Midlothian.
◆ PIGLET: Fiona Keating, of Flossmoor.
◆ RABBIT: Maddie Ward, of Mokena.
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ADLER PLANETARIUM: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-7827: Exhibits include “The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time,” “Our Solar System,” “Collecting Memories: The Webster Story,” “Planet Explorers” for families with ages 3-8, “Telescopes: Through the Looking Glass,” and “Shoot for the Moon.”
THE FIELD MUSEUM: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-9410: “Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts” recently opened and will run to Feb. 3. Other exhibits include “Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Invention” through Dec. 2; “Extreme Mammals” through Jan. 6; “Images of the Afterlife” through June 9 and “Fashion and the Field Museum Collection: Maria Pinto” through June 16
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY: 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (773) 684-1414: “Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit” recently opened. Other exhibits include “Smart Home: Green + Wired” through Jan. 6, “Science Storms,” “YOU! The Experience,” “The Great Train Story” and the Baby Chick Hatchery. There also are daily live science demonstrations like the chemistry show “Bangs, Flashes and Fire.” *** The Omnimax Theater is showing “Born To Be Wild” through March 1.
SHEDD AQUARIUM: 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 939-2438: Visitors can stop by and see the new baby beluga whale and the newest otter, Cayucos, a rescued pup from California. Cayucos joined five adult otters that are native to Alaskan waters. *** Exhibits include “Jellies,” which has been extended through 2013, “Waters of the World,” “Caribbean Reef,” “Amazon Rising,” “Wild Reef” and the Polar Play Zone. Attractions include the Shedd’s aquatic show.
OLYMPIA GARDENS FIREHOUSE: 2250 205th St., Chicago Heights, (708) 653-1544: The Apostle Christian Theatre’s production of “Don’t Kick the Turkeys” will be presented throughout Nov. 17. “This family comedy has a little something for everyone,” officials said.
It is only the Rev. Thompson’s third day as pastor of New Hope Church. His secretary lays down the laws of the office, the janitor is “fixing” everything in sight, the most prestigious member of the congregation is on the warpath, and an eccentric layperson presents some far-out ideas for Sunday morning’s special.
The calamity and humor only escalate when a day care moves into the church building after the pipes in their own building burst. Can God work in such a situation?
Featured in the cast are Andrea Fleming, of Steger; Bryce Gardner, of Park Forest; Katie Hale, of Chicago Heights; Patrick McCulley, of Monee; Kristy McCulley-Schnepf and Tommy McCulley Schnepf, of South Chicago Heights; Beverly Petschauer, of Park Forest; Teresa Rogerson, of Richton Park; and Melissa Russo, of Monee.
There are two options for the performances of this show.
Friday night shows for $15 per adult and $10 per child for ages 12 and younger do not include a dinner and will be performed at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and 16.
Saturday shows do include a dinner for $20 per adult and $15 per child ages 12 and younger and will be performed at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17.
There is a discount of 10 percent for groups of 10 or more for any show, or one may print out a coupon via the troupe’s website, actonstage.org.
Reservations for the dinner shows are recommended due to catering needs.
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RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS “DRAGONS”: This show will take place through Nov. 11 at Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, (847) 635-6601, allstatearena.com. Tickets are $13-$90. The circus will continue from Nov. 14-25 at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago, (312) 455-4500, unitedcenter.com. Tickets are $13-$90.
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