Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences presents the world premiere of The Kingdom of Grimm, a musical based on three stories by the Brothers Grimm. Featuring book, music and lyrics by Douglas Post, the show is directed by Barry Brunetti, with musical direction by Mark Elliott.
The first Cunningham Commission for Youth Theatre, The Kingdom of Grimm is an inspiring new musical for American children's theatre about the magic of storytelling. One winter's day, young Hans stumbles across a key in the woods. It unlocks an enchanted trunk that holds the imprisoned Gerhardt the Great and his troupe of traveling players. To show their thanks, the players perform three fairy tales for Hans: The Golden Goose, The Three Huntsmen and The Four Skillful Brothers. Underscored by songs ranging in style from ballads to blues, Hans learns about generosity, loyalty and hard work.
Recommended for ages five and up.
No performances on 4/1, 4/8, 4/29, 5/6 and 5/16