Venue Details

Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 252 members
Review from WindyDavy
Red Velvet 337 events 83 reviews

As advertised, no Tchaikovsky and no ballet, but that doesn't mean no music and no dance. At the end they ask us to tell our friends if we liked the show, and I have been doing just that. Go!

reviewed Nov 30 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from WindyDavy
Red Velvet 337 events 83 reviews

Many new cast members, same wonderful evening. Last year I told families in restaurants to take their children. I'll do it again this year!

reviewed Nov 25 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from John Capaul
Red Velvet 73 events 51 reviews

Imaginative, joyful, poignant. Pretty easy to understand why this has become an annual holiday tradition. Despite the sober start, it really is great for children of ALL ages. Superb and talented cast; stunning set design & puppetry; The Chopin...continued

reviewed Nov 25 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from Squishy
Red Velvet 72 events 38 reviews

When we got there and there were so many young children running around and playing on the stage (theater in the round) I worried that it would be too childish and noisy with talking.
Never fear, everyone was held spellbound.
It was a great way to...continued

reviewed Nov 22 2014 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Four out of four stars … Over the years I’ve watched families leave this show moving closer together. … It’s moving, family-friendly, richly imaginative and distinctive.” —Chicago Tribune

“Instead of bratty kids and sugarplum fairies, Jake Minton and Phillip Klapperich’s tightly spun book introduces a family wracked by tragic loss. But magic still abounds, and in quantities that will bring a tear to the eye of even the stingiest Grinch. … it’s a nearly flawless, truly essential all-ages holiday show.” —Chicago Reader


Running time is two hours, including one 15-minute intermission.

This production is recommended for ages 5 and older. Please see the show’s website for a parental guide with information about the show’s themes and subject matter.

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