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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.

Become a world-saver!

Stroll over to That’s Weird, Grandma: The Musical!

That’s Weird, Grandma is all musical, all month on both Monday evenings at 8pm and Sundays afternoons at 2pm. That’s Weird, Grandma: The Musical is comprised of all song adaptations of stories written by Chicago Public Schools students. Come join us to see this special edition of the show all month long! Kids Write It. We SING It. World Saved.

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THE BIG WEDDING: Everyone Get Married

We can’t wait for our annual fundraising soiree, THE BIG WEDDING: Everyone Get Married on Saturday, March 28! This year’s theme, “Everyone Get Married,” is inspired by a student-written story of the same name that will be performed at the event. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 2. Come dance and laugh the night away with us!

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From the Blog

The Monkey Minute!

Posted by Amanda Farrar on March 26

Three years ago, Barrel of Monkeys had the wonderful opportunity to offer our arts education program as part of Super 7, an after-school program for girls at Willa Cather Elementary created by singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer Janelle Monae. Barrel of… More

Treat yo Self at The Big Wedding

Posted by Amanda Farrar on March 19

Here’s where this particular wedding, The Big Wedding: Everyone Get Married, is exceptional: everyone is being celebrated, including YOU. You know what day it is? It’s the BEST DAY OF THE YEAR. Cocktails from Crafthouse Cocktails, beer from… More

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