Children’s theater can inspire youngsters to express themselves in future careers as actors, directors, or subterranean organ tuners. Put kids on the right track with this GrouponLive deal to see Beauty and the Beast, presented by Alphabet Soup Productions at Philip Lynch Theatre at Lewis University in Romeoville. For $9, you get two general-admission tickets (an $18 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Monday, March 5, at 10:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, March 6, at 10:30 a.m.
- Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m.<p>
Winner of the 2008 Illinois Theatre Association’s award for excellence in children’s theater, Alphabet Soup Productions tickles youthful fancies with original theatrical productions. A modern retelling of the classic tale, Beauty and the Beast ensnares attention with high-energy song and dance and a thoughtful set of lessons on inner beauty and outer fur grooming. Alphabet Soup’s own Mark Pence designs all the company’s enchanting sets and pens scripts sprinkled with pop-culture references that engage clued-in kids with knowing winks to modern cartoon characters and technology. The show is intended for kids in pre-K through fifth grade, with morning and early-afternoon performances perfect for busy caretakers or kids still coasting on a Kool-Aid-fueled all-nighter.