If you’ve followed The Little Style File for a while you know my love for all things American Girl runs deep. When the first American Girl Chicago opened on a Chicago Avenue it was a three story location with a theater in the lower level. Once American Girl moved to Water Tower Place, the theater was eliminated and I was sad that that aspect would no longer be part of the experience. 

Well, there’s great news. American Girl Live just opened at the Broadway Playhouse and it is an absolute delight!


 American Girl Live tells the story of a cabin full of ten year old girls at sleep away camp. It was only fitting that I brought Madeline and her friend who are going to camp together for the first time this summer!


The musical is 90 minutes long with an intermission. If you have an attentive preschooler they would probably be fine but this show is perfect for elementary aged kids.


 As the week at camp goes on, each camper has an obstacle they must overcome and they get a little help from their favorite American Girls along the way.



There is an add on to have a photo shoot after the show with some of the American Girls. It seems like they might rotate the characters because there are six at the show and three were at our photo shoot. Luckily we got Maryellen!



Our American Girls absolutely loved the show. They are 9 and 10 and even told me on the way home that sometimes shows for kids can be “cheesy” but American Girl Live was just awesome.


This was the perfect show to get these two campers ready for their if adventure this summer. American Girl Live runs now through May 12th, you can get more information and tickets at BroadwayInChicago.com

Thanks to Broadway in Chicago and American Girl for hosting us!

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