The Chicago Children’s Theatre is back with its newest production, Harold and the Purple Crayon. After the success of Eric Carle stories, this production is sure to delight even the smallest in your family. Harold and the Purple Crayon teaches young audiences that anything is possible with a crayon and a big imagination. Meet Harold, a curious four year old boy who, armed with his trusty purple crayon, has the power to create a world of his own simply by drawing it. This imaginative musical uses breathtaking animation, inventive puppetry, and original music to bring Harold’s purple-hued world to life; it is perfect for introducing young children to theatre while simultaneously captivating their older companions.
Harold and the Purple Crayon will be helmed by CCT Artistic Associate Sean Graney, who directed the company’s productions of The Hundred Dresses, Honus and Me, and Hana’s Suitcase. Graney, Founding Artistic Director of The Hypocrites, is the recipient of a Career Development for Directors Program award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Theatre Communications Group, the winner of two non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Awards, and was named Chicago’s Best Avant-Garde Director by Chicago Magazine and 2004’s Chicagoan of the Year: Theater by the Chicago Tribune.
Tickets range in prices and you can catch the show here:
October 11 – November 4, 2012 :: The Ruth Page Center for Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois
November 7 – 11, 2012 :: Beverly Arts Center, 2401 W. 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois
November 14 – 18, 2012 :: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, Illinois
For even more fun, check out these extra parties:
Building Blocks Toys is back this year to join us for Harold and the Purple Crayon with a post-show party:October 14, 11:00am. Free fun for the whole family: facepainting, glitter tattoos, yummy treats, activities & giveaways!
Join us for Friday night Pajama Parties with Wishcraft at Harold and the Purple Crayon: After the show use your imagination to create something amazing, just like Harold does in the show! Only $25 a ticket (includes craft party and performance!)
Don’t miss Thursday night Piece Pizza Parties at Harold and the Purple Crayon: enjoy delicious Piece Pizza and IZZE Juice before the show. Only $20 a ticket (includes pizza party and performance!)
We love this book and hope you’ll enjoy this great opportunity to see it come to life!