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Emerald City Theatre Announces 2017 – 2018 Season

Posted on August 11, 2017

Emerald City Theatre (ECT) Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone announced today the upcoming 2017 – 2018 Season, including two adventures at the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park, a holiday caper at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, and an ongoing theatrical experience for the very young at Emerald City’s Little Theatre in Lakeview.

Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone expressed excitement about the season and what she hopes it will bring to Chicago’s families. “This season we are proud to continue our commitment to literacy and adaptations, with a year of shows based on bestselling and award-winning books. It is our sincere hope that as children are inspired by live performance, they are motivated to extend their experience by opening the corresponding books and letting their imaginations run wild.”

The season begins with the continuation of ECT’s fourth production for the very young, Mother Goose’s Garden, directed by Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, at Emerald City’s Little Theatre in Lakeview. This world premiere features original songs and familiar characters in an immersive experience for ages 0 – 5.

ECT will kick off the holiday season with Ken Ludwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, also directed by Jacqueline Stone, at Broadway in Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. This zany, yet heartwarming, play with music is a Chicago premiere!

The season continues at Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park with Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare, directed and choreographed by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Associate Jamal Howard, in its Midwest premiere, starting mid-January, and the ECT fan favorite Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, directed and choreographed by Aileen McGroddy, in late March.

Season subscriptions for productions at the Apollo Theater go on sale on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Subscribers will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to Ken Ludwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. For more information about the 2017 – 2018 Season and subscription options, please visit

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