Snowflake by Gale LaJoye in Chicago

gale3This weekend is the last weekend for Gale LaJoye’s magical and wonderful show Snowflake, which is performing at the Chicago Children’s Theatre through February 14.

I saw this show in 2000 and it was wonderful then, and based on the videos I’ve seen, it’s only gotten better. This is the 25th anniversary of Snowflake being performed by LaJoye (I featured Gale in an earlier Clownlink piece here: Gale Lajoye )

Gale has performed this show thousands of times:  In Japan, he performed it in over 280 cities alone.  He recently brought it to the acclaimed Minneapolis Children’s Theatre Company where it was a rousing success.



Gale Lajoye on special ski-stilts.

Gale Lajoye on special ski-stilts.

As Snowflake, Lajoye stages a tale of a kindhearted soul who, with little more than imagination and hope, breathes life into what others regard as useless, transforming the simplest of objects into comedic treasures. Without uttering a single word, this incredibly versatile actor amazes an all-ages audience while speaking volumes about humanity, innocence and our need for compassion, understanding and joy. called Snowflake “heartwarming and hilarious.”


Here’s a great video of Gale performing, as well as some in-the-know commentary on his work.

Snowflake is an All Ages show.  The last week of performances, shows are  Saturday February 13 and Sunday February 14  at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The Saturday 2 pm show is a sensory-friendly performance.


Dadapalooza Snowflake PromoTickets are $10 to $39. However, you  can use the special code DADA20 to get 20% off.  For tickets and information or to redeem your discount, visit or call (877) 222-9555.

You can find out more about Gale’s work at

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