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1 Barrel of Monkeys teaches creative writing workshops in Chicago Public Schools, and in our own after-school program.

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2 The ensemble adapts the stories into sketches and songs which are performed for the school, and later for the public.

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3 The kids become stars, and the world is saved. The End.

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Fancy Schmancy: The Trip to Vegas

Tickets to our annual Fancy soiree on Saturday, April 2nd are on sale now! Join us for an incredible night of Vegas-themed fun, benefiting our programming in under-served Chicago Public Schools.

Grab your tickets by Friday, March 4 to get special Early Bird pricing! We’ll see you at Fancy!

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Group Sales are a steal of a deal!

Group tickets are available for “That’s Weird, Grandma!” Groups of 10 or more pay just $8 per adult, $6 per child!

For more information about booking a group, call our office at 773-506-7140! Read more about group sales here.

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From the Blog

Back Stage at the Logan Show

Posted by Joe on January 27

This past weekend Barrel of Monkeys performed at the Logan Center in Hyde Park as part of their Winter Saturday Family Series! Would you like a sneak peek back stage!?!?  More

Over the river and through the woods

Posted by Bryan on January 15

As BOM teachers, we are often taken on spectacular journeys to faraway fantasy lands through the stories that our students write. This past fall, however, we were taken on a literal journey outside our typical stomping grounds of our beloved… More

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