An Epic Tale of Scale at the Chicago Children’s Theatre

Theatre is transforming its new West Loop home, The Station, into an all-immersive, two-story theatrical environment, totally unique to Chicagoland, for the world premiere live theater event:

An Epic Tale of Scale.

And it’s going to be EPIC!
Co-created and co-directed by Henry Wishcamper and Jo Cattell, collaboratively designed by Chicago Children’s Theatre Community Programs Artistic Director Frank Maugeri, with original music by Gabriel Ruiz, An Epic Tale of Scale is a first-of-its-kind, live theater experience that nearly defies description.
Think The Magic School Bus meets Sleep No More and you’re on the right track. Kids and adults alike will embark on this world premiere, interactive experience that spans two levels of The Station, exploring the mysteries of scale while taking families on a journey deep inside the human body and out to the farthest reaches of the galaxy.
This isn’t some science nerd’s sit-and-watch slide show preaching the wonders of scale. An Epic Tale of Scale introduces an all-new way for kids and parents to enjoy live theater, with an all-out audience immersion environment that lets everyone experience the science behind scale.
Audiences are limited to groups of 20, with entry times staggered every 15 minutes for a fun, funky, two-story small group tour through the human body, outer space and beyond.
Along the way, voyagers young and old will encounter costumed corpuscles, a collection of curiosities on loan from The Field Museum, art activities, a race between parents and kids through an anatomical obstacle course, mind benders, a musical soundscape in every space and maybe even a cosmic dance party.
An Epic Tale of Scale will wow ages 6 and up, and is intended for kids and adults to experience together.

Show times and tickets

Performances are Saturdays and Sundays, March 10-April 8, 2019. Entry times:
  • Saturday, March 10 and March 17, are every 15 minutes: 12:30 p.m. through 2:30 p.m., and 4:45 pm through 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 24, March 31 and April 7 are Noon to 2:30 p.m., and 4:45 p.m. through 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday , March 11, March 18, March 25 and April 8, are every 15 minutes, 10:30 a.m. through 12:30 pm., and 2:45 p.m. through 4:30 p.m.
  • Note: No performances Sunday, April 1.
Tickets to An Epic Tale of Scale are $47 including fees. Purchase tickets, sign up for entry times and inquire about group rates at or call Chicago Children’s Theatre Guest Services, (872) 222-9555.

The Station

Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station, is located in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop community at 100 S. Racine Avenue, at Monroe. Free onsite parking is available in the lot on the south side of the building, entrance on Racine. The Station is also surrounded by free street parking, metered street parking and several paid lots, including Impark, 1301 W. Madison St.

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