Children may not remember Lamb Chop quite the way adults do, but regardless of age, everyone will remember the good time they’ll have at “A Lamb Chop Celebration” starring Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Moraine Valley Community College.

Tickets for the performance, which is at 3 p.m., inside the Dorothy Menker Theater, are $30; $25 for seniors and free for children. This performance was specially chosen for the 25th anniversary of the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

First introduced by Shari Lewis in the 1950s, the show continues to delight audiences around the country with the original Lamb Chop puppet and Mallory Lewis, Shari’s daughter, who took over after her mother’s death in 1998. The performance is a medley of the past and present with vintage footage of Shari and Lamb Chop through the last six decades accompanied by stories previously unknown to the public, plus singing, dancing and comedy for kids of all ages.

“Showing and sharing these videos makes the audience so happy,” Lewis said. “They wish mom was still there to perform for them as I do. In the videos everyone gets to see the ‘Shari’ they remember from the ponytail in the ´50s and the shag in the ´60s to the ´70s flip, the ´80s cap and the ´90s curl. What woman can’t trace her history through her hairdos?”

An author who has penned 20 children’s novels and is a multiple Emmy Award nominee and winner for Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series, Lewis loves to have children participate in her show. “Oh goodness, yes, I have kids on stage. I can’t do the show without them. I could—but it’s way more fun with little folks up there with me,” she said.

The award-winning show has been recognized for excellence by the International Puppeteers Association and Kids First, a coalition for quality children’s media.

“The Fine and Performing Arts Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and Lamb Chop is celebrating her 60th. It’s going to be a whopper of a party,” Lewis said.

For tickets or more information, visit or call the Box Office at (708) 974-5500.