The stick and the cardboard box have been added to the National Toy Hall of Fame. It's time to add the piece of paper. Chicago Children's Theater's takes paper to new heights of delight in their current play for the littlest theater-goers, If All the World Were Paper. Characters Curlicue, Doodle, and Squiggle transform paper into birds, planes, water, clothing, people, musical instruments and more as they sweetly sing and dance the story of a paper girl on the biggest adventure of her life.
In my ebullient mood, I can't help seeing a political allegory as brave protagonist Paper Girl, played by spirited Alexis Rogers, goes out to the world and brings color, music and voice back to her white sisters.
The show is geared towards children two to six years old and the cheers and yelled comments ("Blueberries!" called Nora, long after the request for "things that are blue") and unpredictable laughter of the kids made the show more free-wheeling and fun than your typical production.
Through November 30. Use the code SAVE for discount tickets through next weekend.