Monday, July 5, 2010

The Emperor's New Clothes at the CST

The kids and I went to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier last week to see The Emperor's New Clothes. If you've never been to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, you need to put it on your list of things to do this summer! It's a cool little theater right in the middle of Navy Pier and now through August 29th, they're presenting a show for the entire family.


The Emperor's New Clothes is a fun new musical the whole family can enjoy. It's a fresh adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale. From the CST website, "The frivolously fashionable Emperor and his opinionated daughter Sam just can’t get along. But with the help of some colorful characters and not-so-colorful threads, the two come to see themselves—and appreciate each other—for the first time. This world premiere CST Family musical based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale promises to warm the hearts of children and adults alike!"




And why not make a day of it? Go to the show, have lunch at Bubba Gumps (or one of a zillion other places on the pier), ride the Ferris wheel, shop, explore, and have fun! I'll help you out! Leave me a comment here for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see The Emperor's New Clothes at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater! I'll choose a random winner on Friday, July 9th. Good luck!

9 comments:

Megryansmom said...

OH! I have such grand plans to go see this...a train ride, then a water taxi to Navy Pier. Hope I win!

Anonymous said...

Cool! (Yes, I still say Cool!) My 19 YO son loves the CST and has been there many times but, alas, I have yet to go. But if I win the tickets, I'm definitely going!

Andrea from Crystal Lake

kellyH said...

what an awesome family activity!
andrewandkelly(at)live(dot)com

GNSD said...

Ohhhhhh.. I have been wanting to go that play for a while now... a few friends just went and loved it..
REally hoping I can win and make a family date of it!

Pam said...

Dawn, do you think a four-year-old would enjoy this show, or would it be too much for a little one? I'm thinking it would be fun to take my niece.

Jessica said...

What fun--we'd love a chance to go!

Alyssa said...

Oh how awesome, it would be my son's first theatre event if we won!

Hantla said...

What a fun giveaway. I would love to visit Chicago and go to the show.

tphilly said...

That is a lovely theatre! Thanks!