Little Fox, Jabberwocky marionette Photo courtesy of Rembrandt Chamber Players

Pranksters, dreamers, and timeless tales are the focus of Rembrandt Chamber Players’ season finale concerts on May 1 in Evanston and May 2 in Chicago.

The program includes a collaborative performance of “The Little Fox” with Chicago-based Jabberwocky Marionettes, known for their work with the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum, and narrator and Lyric Opera violist Frank Babbitt. The Little Fox is a seldom-heard whimsical coming of age story set in ancient China, written by Noel Langley (screenwriter, The Wizard of Oz) with music by Soong Fu-Yuan.

The all-ages, family-friendly concert includes a post-show meet-and-greet with the musicians and puppeteers.

Robert Sherman, host of Young Artists Showcase on WQXR, describes “The Little Fox” as “a touching, warm-hearted tale of a lonely man and the fox cub that adopts him.”

Performing the tale will be Jabberwocky Marionettes, the mother-daughter duo of Lolly Extract and Amber Marsh. The Evanston concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.