Palatine Park District's Family Friendly Theatre Presents "The Magic Circus"

  • Family Friendly Theatre performed Planet Zoo in a previous production.

    Family Friendly Theatre performed Planet Zoo in a previous production. Courtesy of Palatine Park District

Submitted by Palatine Park District
Updated 3/14/2019 7:35 AM

Will an evil villain shut down the circus? Find out when Palatine Park District's Family Friendly Theatre presents "The Magic Circus" by Eileen Mitchell, on Monday, March 25 and March 26. Performances are at 10:30 a.m. each day at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., in Palatine. Ticket prices are $6 for regular admission and $5 for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, visit or call (847) 202-5222. Additional ticketing fees may apply.

When an evil villain threatens to shut down the circus, the performers realize it might take more than magic to save the show and they learn a little bit of help can get big results. Will Mystini the Magician find the rabbit in his hat? Will Gina the Ballerina be reunited with her trick pony? Will the circus open on time? Everyone's help is needed, including the audience members who are encouraged to wear costumes. Ballerinas, clowns, magicians, animals, and circus performers of all kinds are welcome.

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Playwright Eileen Mitchell shared, "I think live theater is magical and I want to share the magic, particularly with young audiences who might be inspired to pursue interests in the arts like singing, dancing or acting. It's a great outlet for creativity and imagination, whether you're performing onstage or enjoying the show as an audience member. It's no coincidence my show is called The Magic Circus!"

According to Palatine Park District Cultural Arts Coordinator Ashley Schiavone, "These events feature the talents of local actors and playwrights on our home stage. This connection to the community makes the dedication of those involved even stronger. It is great when the kids show up in costume, heartwarming to hear them laugh and sing, and exciting to watch them as they meet characters following the performance."

Family Friendly Theatre schedules performances throughout the year on days off of school. The shows are suitable for children ages 3 to 12 years.

According to Palatine Park District Community Outreach Coordinator, JP McNamara, Andigo Credit Union is proud to be presenting sponsor for "The Magic Circus." Founded in 1939, Andigo is not-for-profit and offers all the services of a bank. Open to the community, they have a branch in Schaumburg on Meacham Road and their newest branch is located in Carol Stream.

For more information about "The Magic Circus" and Family Friendly Theatre, visit or contact Ashley Schiavone at 847-496-6237 or

The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable, and affordable parks, programs, and recreational facilities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors while being fiscally responsible stewards of community assets and tax dollars.

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