Corduroy's Beary Special Benefit with Emerald City Theatre

November 24, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Kick off your family’s holiday celebrations by joining Emerald City Theatre for a very special benefit and performance of Corduroy! All proceeds from this performance support Emerald City Theatre’s abilities to create theater that represents diverse communities and inspires early readers, and builds self-confidence and teamwork through arts education classes and residencies.

Included for all guests are:
  • Performance of Corduroy
  • Sweet & savory pastries
  • Coffee, tea, & a hot chocolate bar
  • Crafting & activities
  • Meet and greet with the cast
Emerald City Theatre’s beloved production of Corduroy returns to Chicago just in time for the holidays! In this sweet adaptation of Don Freeman’s classic book, a small bear’s quest for a missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime. After the lights are dimmed and the doors locked, the department store comes to life with circus elements and physical comedy. It’s up to Corduroy to outsmart the Night Watchman as he waits for his new pal Lisa to return with her mother. Along with exciting scenes of clowning and mischief, the story teaches the importance of empathy and unconditional love. Tailored for young imaginations, this playful adventure will delight ages three and up!

Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
Directed by Artistic Associate Jamal Howard
For ages 3+

Run time: 1 hour, no intermission

Find out more here!
  • Location

    Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
    175 E. Chestnut
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Fees/Admission

    Standard Tickets: $50
    Includes all perks above, with seating in Rows L-R

    Enhanced Tickets: $75
    Includes all perks above, plus closer seating (Rows G-K) and one signed Corduroy poster per child
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