Thursday, March 27, 2014

ACT OUT KIDS: Lyle Finds His Mother at Lifeline Highly Recommended (ages 5+)

Lifeline Theatre has long been one of our favorites here at ChiIL Mama.  Their Kids Series is superb!  Bring the kids and watch their eyes light up as book based favorites come to life on stage.

Do Note:  This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs one hour with no intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby.





Don't miss Lifeline Theatre's new hit family musical: Lyle Finds His Mother!

"RECOMMENDED. A sensitive lens with which to explore adopted family dynamics... [and] a singing, dancing, juggling, hula-hooping, jump-roping, gymnastic showcase for five dynamic performers." -New City

"RECOMMENDED. [A] delightful musical adaptation of Bernard Waber's beloved 1974 book... Lifeline knows how to please kids and grown-ups with multileveled humor" -Chicago Reader

Make your reservations today!


Lyle loves his life with the Primms in the house on East 88th Street. But everything changes when Hector P. Valenti, Star of Stage and Screen, returns with an offer to take Lyle to meet his mother in the land of the crocodile. Should Lyle trust the devious showman? And will his adopted family understand his desire to meet his birth mother? Travel the world on a journey of hilarity and heart in this world premiere musical.

Lyle Finds His Mother runs Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm, through April 27th (no performances Easter Sunday, April 20). Call the Box Office at 773-761-4477 or order tickets ONLINE.

Lifeline Theatre KidSeries Presents Lyle Finds His Mother,
World Premiere Musical Based on the Popular Children’s Book Opens March 23
Plus Stories Come Alive! Hour Workshops Every Saturday and Sunday During the Run

Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents Lyle Finds His Mother, a world premiere musical based on the beloved children’s book by Bernard Waber, adapted by Jessica Wright Buha, with music and lyrics by Michael James Brooks, and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne. Lyle loves his life with the Primms in the house on East 88th Street. But everything changes when Hector P. Valenti, Star of Stage and Screen, returns with an offer to take Lyle to meet his mother in the land of the crocodile. Should Lyle trust the devious showman? And will his adopted family understand his desire to meet his birth mother? Travel the world on a journey of hilarity and heart in this world premiere musical for the entire family. 

PLUS: Join Lifeline Theatre every Saturday and Sunday at 12 p.m. (except Easter Sunday, April 20) during the run of Lyle Finds His Mother (following the 11 a.m. show, or before the 1 p.m. show) for our Stories Come Alive! Hour. Children will get up-close and personal with the book behind the play with an interactive storytelling session and on-your-feet theatre games. The cost is only $5 per child. Reservations are recommended, though not required. Contact Lifeline Theatre at 773-761-4477 for more information.

The complete cast and production team for Lyle Finds His Mother includes:

CAST:  Guest artists Linsey Falls (Hector P. Valenti, Mr. Primm), Anthony Kayer (Lyle), Deanna Myers (Lyle’s Mother), Erin O’Shea (Mrs. Primm), and Brian Tochterman Jr. (Joshua). With understudies Chris Ballou and Marissa Lessman.
  
CREW:  Lifeline Theatre ensemble members Alan Donahue (Scenic & Properties Designer) and Dorothy Milne (Director); with guest artists Michael James Brooks (Composer, Lyricist & Sound Designer), Jessica Wright Buha (Adaptor), Benjamin W. Dawson (Production Manager), Erin Gallagher (Costume Designer), Katie Messmore (Stage Manager), Danny Osburn (Lighting Designer), and Joe Schermoly (Technical Director).

Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents Lyle Finds His Mother, running Saturday, March 22–Sunday, April 27 (no performances Easter Sunday, April 20) at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Regular performance times are Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com.


Lifeline Theatre also offers “Name Your Price” tickets a half-hour before the show (subject to availability), group rates and other discounts available upon request. A party room is available for full-service birthday and special event parties. Free parking is available at the designated lot west of the theatre (NE corner of Morse and Ravenswood) with free shuttle service before and after the show. Street parking is also available and Lifeline Theatre is handicapped and CTA accessible (Red Line Morse stop/busses).

Now in its 31st season, Lifeline Theatre specializes in original literary adaptations. Its ensemble of artists uses imaginative, unconventional staging to portray sprawling stories in an intimate space. Lifeline is committed to promoting the arts in its Rogers Park neighborhood and is an anchor of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District. We aspire to create art that is relevant to our culturally diverse, increasingly youthful neighborhood. Lifeline Theatre – Big Stories, Up Close.

Lifeline Theatre’s programs are partially supported by Alphawood Foundation; The Allstate Foundation; The Arts Work Fund; Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation; CityArts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Common Cup; Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; FGMK LLC; Flex Print, Inc.; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; The Grover Hermann Foundation; Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince; Netrix LLC; The Pauls Foundation; The Polk Bros. Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; and the annual support of businesses and individuals.

REGISTER FOR CAMP!
There's still time to sign up for Lifeline's Spring Break Camp (April 14-18). Click here for details and to register.


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