Family Friendly: ‘The King and I’ waltzes into Deerfield Family Theater
The Deerfield Family Theatre presents "The King and I."
Updated: November 8, 2012 9:08AM
The Deerfield Family Theater is going all-out for its production of “The King and I.”
Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 9-18, at Caruso Middle School, 1800 Montgomery Road, Deerfield. Mark Woolums, Jewett Park Facility Program Manager for the Deerfield Park District, reported that they have assembled a cast of 43 kids and adults for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical tale of a stern ruler who changes his ways with the help of his children’s English governess.
“It’s a very dynamic production,” Woolums said. “The cast is very, very talented, the costumes are fantastic and the presence of the king is something to enjoy. The king is dynamic and charismatic — a powerful figure onstage.”
A 16-piece live orchestra will accompany the cast as they sing such unforgettable songs as “Hello, Young Lovers,” “Getting to Know You” and “Shall We Dance?” “It’s a major production,” Woolums said.
Tickets are $18.
For details, go to www.deerfieldfamilytheater.com.
You and your kids will create a one-of-a-kind holiday tablecloth at We Celebrate! 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. The drop-in family program will be in the Youth Services Activity Room. It’s going to be messy, so dress appropriately.
For details, call (847) 272-6224 or go to www.northbrook.info.
Share an interest with your children, ages 5 and older, at Family Chess Night, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Northfield Branch Library, 1785 Orchard Lane. The evening will begin with a brief lesson by Chess Education Partners, Inc., followed by supervised play. Registration is required.
For details, call (847) 446-5990 or go to www.winnetkalibrary.org.
A little boy who craves adventure finds it when he draws what he desires in “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” 10 a.m. and noon Wednesday; 10 a.m., noon and 6:30 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14-18, at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Tickets are $16.50-$42.50.
For details, call (847) 673-6300 or go to www.chicagochildrenstheatre.org.
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Kids will learn the true meaning of the holidays if your family participates in the Make a Difference: Pajama Drive, Nov. 10-23 at Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Bring donations of new pajamas and books for needy infants to 12-year-olds to the library.
For details, call (847) 634-3650 or go to www.vapld.info.~.