"[A] beautiful new production... refreshingly modernized, progressive and chock full of girl power... Brandi Lee, an exceptional Thumbelina, is joined by a connected and physically fantastic cast... The puppetry is also top notch" –Chicago Parent
"Winning performances, especially Brandi Lee as Thumbelina." –Chicago Reader
"Amazing charm for such a minimal concept... a perfect show for audiences in the single digit age range." –Theatre by Numbers
Born from a flower and stolen away by a greedy toad, tiny Thumbelina never knew a family of her own. Pursued by all manner of woodland creatures eager to possess her, she must make her way through the great big world with nothing but her wits and will to protect her. A series of whimsical and magical adventures unfold as she sets out to find a community to call her own. Let your imagination soar with Thumbelina as she travels over streams, through forests, and on the wings of majestic birds in a powerful, dance-inspired tale about growing up and finding your own path, based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen.
Recommended for kids 5 and up. Children under 2 are not permitted.
A world premiere based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
Adapted and directed by Amanda Delheimer Dimond
In collaboration with Mariana Green, Brandi Lee, and Liz Rice
Audio Description and Touch Tour
Saturday, November 5
Touch tour: 10:00am
Saturday, November 12 at 1:00pm
Saturday, November 19 at 3:00pm
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Highlights from Thumbelina. Music by Mikhail Fiksel.
FUN & GAMES FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES
Join us any Saturday or Sunday at noon during the run of Thumbelina (following the 11am show, or before the 1pm show) for our Stories Come Alive! Hour.
An interactive storytelling session with on-your-feet theatre games exploring the book behind the play — all designed to make positive connections between your children and literature that will last a lifetime.
Only $5 per child for the workshop! Reservations are recommended (though not required).
Contact the box office at 773-761-4477 for more information.
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