Teachers at the Old Town School

Alisa Rosenthal

Wiggleworms, Theater

Styles - Folk, Top 40, Oldies, Standards, Global

Techniques - Theater, Storytelling, Being in a State of Play

Evanston-native Alisa Rosenthal was raised on her parents' eclectic music tastes, bouncing from radio station to radio station and taking great joy in the many different styles and kinds of music on air. Alisa grew up at The Piven Theater Workshop in Evanston and incorporates the spirit of theater games and improv into most everything she does! She believes that all people are innately creative and unique, and loves watching kids and parents alike discover which elements of music and theater they're inspired by. Alisa's classrooms filled with positive energy and a warm and embracing sense of humor - both in the building, and via Old Town's outreach program in the Chicago Public Schools, children's hospitals, and senior care facilities.

With a background in comedy, Alisa brings her years of being a musical comedian to her Old Town classes. A semi-finalist for the Andy Kaufman Award (NY) in 2010, national performances include the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival, and Artscape Baltimore. Locally, she's performed at the Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Zanies Chicago, the Neo-Futurists, iO Theater, the Paper Machete, and THAW Links Hall. She is the proud emcee for the Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers.

She can be seen all over town performing kids' shows both solo, and with her band Pineapple Tree. Recent shows include: Millennium Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, Ribfest, jBaby Chicago, the Irish American Heritage Festival, and Kids in the Square.

Education: Alisa holds a BA from the University of Iowa in Theatre Arts with honors and English, and a certificate in Eccentric Performing from the Celebration Barn Theatre in South Paris, Maine.

Started at the Old Town School in May of 2014


Group Classes for the session beginning 09/04/2017

Wiggleworms 2 years with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2014 and 11/04/2015
$285 ($266.25 members)
for 15 weeks
09/11/2017 – 12/18/2017Mondays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2015 and 11/04/2016
$285 ($266.25 members)
for 15 weeks
09/11/2017 – 12/18/2017Mondays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM909 W Armitage AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Young Folk Theater: Make Believe with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2012 and 09/04/2014
$133 ($124 members)
for 7 weeks
09/11/2017 – 10/23/2017Mondays · 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 09/06/2015 and 11/06/2016
$304 ($284 members)
for 16 weeks
09/06/2017 – 12/20/2017Wednesdays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM909 W Armitage AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 09/06/2015 and 11/06/2016
$304 ($284 members)
for 16 weeks
09/06/2017 – 12/20/2017Wednesdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 09/07/2015 and 11/07/2016
$285 ($266 members)
for 15 weeks
09/07/2017 – 12/21/2017Thursdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM909 W Armitage AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 09/07/2015 and 11/07/2016
$285 ($266 members)
for 15 weeks
09/07/2017 – 12/21/2017Thursdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Young Folk Theater: Make Believe with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 09/07/2012 and 09/07/2014
$152 ($142 members)
for 8 weeks
09/07/2017 – 10/26/2017Thursdays · 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Young Folk Theater: Story Plays with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 09/07/2009 and 09/07/2012
$184 ($174 members)
for 8 weeks
09/07/2017 – 10/26/2017Thursdays · 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW

Group Classes for the session beginning 10/30/2017

Young Folk Theater: Make Believe with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 10/30/2012 and 10/30/2014
$152 ($142 members)
for 8 weeks
10/30/2017 – 12/18/2017Mondays · 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM4544 N Lincoln AveStudents currently enrolled in any class - REGISTER NOW (New students: 9/25/17)
Young Folk Theater: Story Plays with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 10/30/2009 and 10/30/2012
$184 ($174 members)
for 8 weeks
10/30/2017 – 12/18/2017Mondays · 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM4544 N Lincoln AveStudents currently enrolled in any class - REGISTER NOW (New students: 9/25/17)
Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 11/02/2016 and 06/02/2017
$133 ($124 members)
for 7 weeks
11/02/2017 – 12/21/2017Thursdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM909 W Armitage AveStudents currently enrolled in any class - REGISTER NOW (New students: 9/25/17)
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 11/02/2015 and 12/02/2016
$133 ($124 members)
for 7 weeks
11/02/2017 – 12/21/2017Thursdays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM909 W Armitage AveStudents currently enrolled in any class - REGISTER NOW (New students: 9/25/17)
Young Folk Theater: Make Believe with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 11/02/2012 and 11/02/2014
$133 ($124 members)
for 7 weeks
11/02/2017 – 12/21/2017Thursdays · 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM909 W Armitage AveStudents currently enrolled in any class - REGISTER NOW (New students: 9/25/17)
Young Folk Theater: Story Plays with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 11/02/2009 and 11/02/2012
$161 ($152 members)
for 7 weeks
11/02/2017 – 12/21/2017Thursdays · 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM909 W Armitage AveStudents currently enrolled in any class - REGISTER NOW (New students: 9/25/17)

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000