Theatre

The Wilmette Theatre is the premiere multi-arts and performance center anchoring the downtown business district by providing vibrant entertainment, education and enrichment for the community.

1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette; 847-251-7424

visit their website:  www.wilmettetheatre.com


Wilmette Center for the Arts

Wilmette Children’s Theatre Production

A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS

Friday, Feb. 1 – Sunday, Feb. 10

Wilmette Community Recreation Center

3000 Glenview Road (at Skokie Blvd.), Wilmette

Buy tickets online or in person at the Community Recreation Center front desk.

Tickets are $10, reserved seating.  Children under 3 are free as long as they sit on an adult’s lap.

The six February show dates/times:

Fri. 2/1 and 2/8 at 7 pm

Sat. 2/2 and 2/9 at 2 pm

Sun. 2/3 and 2/10 at 2 pm

Centered around the characters of the beloved children’s books, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD follows the unlikely pairing of two great friends, the cheerful Frog and the grumpy Toad, as well as the wonderful creatures and animals they encounter along the way during four fun-filled seasons of the year.

Waking from hibernation in the spring, they proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

The Story of Mary Todd Lincoln

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2:00-3:00 pm, Auditorium

Historical actor and Wilmette resident Betty Kay portrays Elizabeth Todd Edwards, the first-born of all the Todd children. Elizabeth’s position in the family allowed her a unique perspective on all the Todd children but especially with Mary. Come hear “The True Story” of Mary Lincoln from the view of the woman who knew her best.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2:00-4:00 pm, Auditorium

Enjoy a staged reading of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which includes a group of two young lovers, some amateur actors, and, of course, an assortment of fairies.

For more than 20 years, the Shakespeare Project of Chicago has presented staged readings of works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Featuring talented members of the Actors Equity Association, these professional productions are a favorite throughout the North Shore (and WPL tradition for more than a decade) and are often played to a full-capacity house.  Registration is not required, but arrive early for the best seats.  After the reading, stay for a post-show discussion to interact with the actors and creative team and further enrich your experience.

The Shakespeare Project theatrical reading is funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Library.


Wilmette Center for the Arts

Wilmette Children’s Theatre Production

Shrek Jr.

Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 17

Wilmette Community Recreation Center

3000 Glenview Road (at Skokie Blvd.), Wilmette

Buy tickets online or in person at the Community Recreation Center front desk beginning Friday, Feb. 8.  Tickets are $10, reserved seating.  Children under 3 are free as long as they sit on an adult’s lap.  Running time is approximately 60-75 minutes.

The eight March show dates/times:

Fri. 3/8 and 3/15 at 7 pm

Sat. 3/9 and 3/16 at 2 pm and 7 pm

Sun. 3/10 and 3/17 at 2 pm 

Follow the adventure of everyone’s favorite Ogre and the other lovable, fractured fairy tale characters as they attempt to appease the law of the land to save their beloved swamp.

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