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Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Upstairs Theater
On Navy Pier 800 E. Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
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I would say to pay for Navy Pier parking because it is convenient and they do validate. Went from being $22 to $12.60. It was worth it.
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The weather was nice and it was nearing dusk.. I wore sandals, capri pants and a nice top..
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6 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 14 2007

I am not sure of the age range it was directed to. My 7 year old grandchild (quite sophisticated and a theatre goer) thought only OK and my 12 year old thought it too young for her - more for 3rd and 4th graders. Music and performances were...continued

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attended Jul 25 2007

This is an upbeat, entertaining, musical with great morals! The theater is very small and all seats seemed equally good, as the talented performers made sure they made contact with each area. I was surprised to see younger children there, as you...continued

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attended Jul 08 2007

This was hilarious and very well done! Fun for kids and adults.

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Quotes & Highlights

“It’s a treat that will charm audiences 6 to 60.” —Chicago Sun-Times


After-school detention is transformed into an adventure when a teacher shows six students the power of a good fable. Aesop’s stories, which have engaged readers of all ages for thousands of years, get a modern twist with high-spirited songs and lovable characters. 

This hour-long production is most enjoyed by ages 6 and up.

Music, lyrics and book by Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler

Directed by Peter Flynn

Choreography by Devanand Janki

About the Ticket Supplier: Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences year-round, engaging and entertaining audiences from all walks of life and from around the world. The plays of William Shakespeare form the core of the company’s work, complemented by other dramatic works — from traditional classical theater to new classics that resonate with Shakespeare’s timeless insights into the human condition. CST’s World’s Stage Series brings international theatrical productions to Chicago, presenting new cultural expressions and experiences. For family audiences, CST Family presents abridged Shakespeare productions and classic musicals for all ages.