Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas: Heartwarming Holidays in Chicago


If you’re seeking a heartwarming and memorable experience this holiday season, look no further than “Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas.” This beloved family-friendly musical, inspired by the timeless television special created by puppeteer Jim Henson, is a must-see in Chicago. With music and lyrics by Paul Williams (known for his work on “The Muppet Movie”), a book by Timothy Allen McDonald (the mind behind “Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach”), and direction and choreography by Christopher Gattelli (renowned for “Newsies”), this show promises to enchant audiences of all ages.

Set in a quaint, wintry town, the story revolves around Emmet Otter and his mother, facing tough times after the loss of Pa. Their holiday season takes a hopeful turn when the Mayor announces a Christmas talent contest with a grand prize of fifty dollars. For Emmet and Ma Otter, winning that prize means they can secretly buy each other a special Christmas gift. As the contest draws near, they must decide whether to sacrifice what little they have or hold onto their Christmas wishes.

“Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas” offers a heartwarming tale of love, sacrifice, and the true spirit of the season. It’s the perfect holiday event for families and friends to enjoy together.

Important Information:

  • Performances run from November 15 to December 31.
  • Family Box Seating is available, accommodating 6 people per unit. Please note that Family Boxes are not wheelchair accessible.

Don’t miss this heartwarming holiday tradition in Chicago. Make it a part of your festive season and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

Please contact the box office at 312-753-3210 for more information about purchasing a Family Box.

For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas website.

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