"Another excellent example of why Lifeline Theatre is a Chicago treasure for both youngsters and adults. Treat your kids, and yourself, to this heartwarmingly perfect Valentine or anytime production." –Robert Andersen, Chicago Stage Review
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
Jan 8 – Feb 27, 2011
Sat at 1pm, Sun at 11am & 1pm
"It’s a show for all ages. The kids will giggle. The adults may tear up. And everybody will want to live the greeting, 'Hello, good neighbor!'" –Katy Walsh, Chicago Theater Blog
"Lifeline's shows are the perfect introduction to live theatre for the young and the young at heart... What better feeling on a chilly Saturday or Sunday morning than a message of love and acceptance... If you have a heart, you too are sure to love Lifeline's 'Mr. Hatch'." –Joe Stead, Chicago Stage Style
Dull and predictable Mr. Hatch had always lived an isolated life until one Valentine’s Day, when an unexpected delivery transforms the town’s most unsociable hermit into everyone’s favorite friend. Share in a heartwarming tale of companionship and acceptance, as Mr. Hatch’s neighbors get to know the mysterious man next door, in this beloved musical by the adaptor and composer of The Emperor’s Groovy New Clothes.
Recommended for kids 5 and up. Children under 2 are not permitted.
Based on the literary work by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Paul Yalowitz
©1991 by Eileen Spinelli, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Adapted by Frances Limoncelli
Music by George Howe
Directed by Ann Boyd
Excerpt from Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. Music by George Howe
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