‘Oliver’ set to steal hearts in Wilmette
Updated: June 29, 2012 12:24PM
Blair Bund picks a pocket or two as the title character in the ATC Performance Playhouse production of “Oliver!” at noon Saturday, July 7, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave.
“Oliver is a very sweet boy,” said the 14-year-old Lake Forest resident, who has been active in theater for six years. “He has a very kind heart.”
Oliver undergoes changes, though, Blair noted.
“I feel he finds himself throughout the show,” she said. “He starts out in the workhouse. He’s not allowed to speak out of turn.”
As he forms relationships, Oliver’s emotions come to the surface.
Blair’s favorite song is, “Who Will Buy?”
“I’ve just come out of another scene with my grandmother — I don’t know she’s my grandma — and I’m very happy to be loved and be with her instead of always on the move,” Blair explained.
Tickets are $12.
For details, call (847) 251-7424 or visit wilmettetheatre.com.
He’s remarkable — truly
Wacky stunts are combined with comedy and juggling when Truly Remarkable Loon takes the stage. The comedy juggler will amaze and amuse audiences from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at the Lake Forest Children’s Library, 360 E. Deerpath. Pick up tickets starting at 1 p.m. at the circulation desk.
For details, call (847) 234-0648 or visit lakeforestlibrary.org.
Preschool pastry chefs
Kids ages 2 to 5, with a caregiver, will hear a story and then work on an edible art project during Food Fun: Cookie Decorating at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at the Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. Signup begins Monday, July 2.
For details, call (847) 256-5025 or visit wilmette.lib.il.us.
Don’t wait to decorate
Your children can prepare for the Fourth of July by decorating their bike, wagon or stroller in red, white and blue during Bike-a-Palooza from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, outside the east entrance of the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. The library staff promises to have all the bling kids will need to brighten their wheels. You don’t need to register — just drop by.
For details, call (847) 272-6224 or visit northbrook.info.
Stop a while for Lyle
That very unique creature known as Lyle, Lyle Crocodile will be the focus of an interactive, family-centered drama workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. The program, presented by Northwestern University’s Image U, is best for children ages 5 to 10 with a parent or caregiver.
For details, call (847) 448-8600 or visit www.epl.org.