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A Snowy Day With Beatrix Potter Recommended The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 19 2015

This traveling show from Chicago Children's Theatre features three actor-musicians with an array of "mechanical suitcase sculptures" that come alive to reveal the worlds of Beatrix Potter. The kids sit close to the action, helping to open and explore the boxes, large and small, which become the setting for The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, and The Tailor of Gloucester. Designed for preschoolers by Redmoon theater artist Will Bishop, the production employs puppets and sculptures that in turn become Mr. McGregor’s garden, an elegant dollhouse, a cityscape, or the tailor's shop. It's exquisite, and the three performers are too: Lara Carling and Kay Kron narrate, moving swiftly from character to character while navigating the children too; Ray Rehberg provides electric violin, banjo, and sound effects that add to the excitement. —Suzanne Scanlon

Price: $15

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