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2017-18 Performances:
Arnie The Doughnut
Montauciel Takes Flight
Anna Karenina
You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?
Fillet of Solo 2018
Concert Reading Series
Arnie The Doughnut
Oct 21 – Nov 26, 2017
Saturdays & Sundays at 11am & 1pm
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"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! An adaptation that truly satisfies... directed with captivating cleverness... a memorable, toe-tapping score... this musical for young audiences is just plain delicious."  –Chicago Theatre Review
"RECOMMENDED! Lifeline's current production is a delight"  –Chicago Reader

Arnie, a loveable chocolate-frosted, rainbow-sprinkled doughnut, is the happiest pastry in the bakery when hes chosen to be taken home by a new owner. But when mild-mannered Mr. Bing tries to eat the unsuspecting Arnie, both are in for the surprise of their lives. Man and doughnut are drawn into a sugar-fueled existential crisis as they work to redefine their relationship while trying to outwit the meddlesome President of the Cozy Confines Condo Community. Join Arnie on a zany quest to prove that hes more than just delicious and that friends come in all shapes and sizes in this hit musical adaptation of the 2003 book that kicked off the beloved series by Laurie Keller.

Recommended for kids 5 and up. Children under 2 are not permitted.

Based on the book by Laurie Keller
Adapted by Frances Limoncelli
Music & Lyrics by George Howe
Directed by Elise Kauzlaric
Performed by arrangement with Henry Holt and Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

Special Performances
Audio Description and Touch Tour
Saturday, November 4
   Touch tour: 10am
   Performance: 11am

Open Captioning
Saturday, October 28 at 11am and 1pm

Autism/Sensory-Friendly Performance
Sunday, November 5 at 3pm
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Excerpt from Arnie the Doughnut. Music & Lyrics by George Howe

Join us any Saturday or Sunday at noon during the run of Arnie The Doughnut (following the 11am show, or before the 1pm show) for our Stories Come Alive! Hour.
An interactive storytelling session with on-your-feet theatre games exploring the book behind the play — all designed to make positive connections between your children and literature that will last a lifetime.
Only $5 per child for the workshop! Reservations are recommended (though not required).
Contact the box office at 773-761-4477 for more information.

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