Teachers at the Old Town School

Alisa Rosenthal

Wiggleworms Program

Styles - Kids Songs, Folk, Pop, R&B, Showtunes

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 Viola Spolin 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 classroom is filled with positive energy and a warm and embracing sense of humor!

In addition to being a teaching artist, Alisa is a working musical comedian and trained clown and mime! She has performed at the Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Zanies Comedy Club, the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival, and was a semi-finalist for the Andy Kaufman Award in New York. She has taught performance workshops and classes with Girls Rock! Chicago, Vagabond School of The Arts, and gymnastics with My Gym Children's Fitness Center.

“Alisa is a wonderful, nurturing teacher. She is warm and funny. She connects with every child in the class. She has an appreciation for the babies and toddlers. She is easygoing and also exhibits the ability to change direction depending on the class dynamics...Alisa's class has allowed this toddler to understand what is and is not appropriate in class. Thanks to Alisa. Gently directing. You are lucky to have her in your program.!” -Wiggleworms Parent-Caregiver

Education: Alisa holds a BA from the University of Iowa in English and Theatre Arts with honors, 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 05/01/2017

Wiggleworms 2 years with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 05/01/2014 and 06/01/2015
$133 ($124 members)
for 7 weeks
05/01/2017 – 06/19/2017Mondays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 05/01/2015 and 06/01/2016
$133 ($124 members)
for 7 weeks
05/01/2017 – 06/19/2017Mondays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM909 W Armitage AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 05/01/2016 and 12/01/2016
$133 ($124 members)
for 7 weeks
05/01/2017 – 06/19/2017Mondays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 05/03/2015 and 06/03/2016
$152 ($142 members)
for 8 weeks
05/03/2017 – 06/21/2017Wednesdays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM909 W Armitage AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Sibling Wiggleworms with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 05/03/2012 and 12/03/2016
$152 ($142 members)
for 8 weeks
05/03/2017 – 06/21/2017Wednesdays · 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: 05/03/2015 and 06/03/2016
$152 ($142 members)
for 8 weeks
05/03/2017 – 06/21/2017Wednesdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 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: 11/03/2011 and 05/03/2014
$152 ($142 members)
for 8 weeks
05/03/2017 – 06/21/2017Wednesdays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 05/04/2015 and 06/04/2016
$152 ($142 members)
for 8 weeks
05/04/2017 – 06/22/2017Thursdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM909 W Armitage AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 05/04/2016 and 12/04/2016
$152 ($142 members)
for 8 weeks
05/04/2017 – 06/22/2017Thursdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 05/04/2015 and 06/04/2016
$152 ($142 members)
for 8 weeks
05/04/2017 – 06/22/2017Thursdays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM909 W Armitage AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Young Folk Theater: Story Plays with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 05/04/2009 and 05/04/2013
$152 ($142 members)
for 8 weeks
05/04/2017 – 06/22/2017Thursdays · 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW

Group Classes for the session beginning 06/26/2017

Young Folk Theater: Make Believe with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 06/26/2012 and 06/26/2014
$152 ($142 members)
for 8 weeks
06/26/2017 – 08/14/2017Mondays · 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Young Folk Theater: Make Believe with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 06/29/2012 and 06/29/2014
$152 ($142 members)
for 8 weeks
06/29/2017 – 08/17/2017Thursdays · 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Young Folk Theater: Story Plays with Alisa Rosenthal
for kids with birthdays between: 06/29/2009 and 06/29/2012
$184 ($174 members)
for 8 weeks
06/29/2017 – 08/17/2017Thursdays · 4:15 PM – 5:10 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW

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