Local Sponsor Spotlight: Emerald City Theatre

by Melisa on April 26, 2015

Emerald City Theatre has been an amazing local sponsor this year: they provided the audition space for us back in February when we were selecting our cast! (Refresh your memory on that HERE.)

We wanted to tell you about two things they have going on: one is for kids and one is for adults!

First, the kids:

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Elephant and Piggie’s We Are In A Play is being staged at the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park through May 16. Based on the books by Mo Willems, this musical (which is appropriate for ages three and up) was written by Mo Willems with music by Deborah Wicks La Puma.

Here’s a synopsis:
“Elephant Gerald is careful. Piggie just wants to play! Our favorite characters from Mo Willems’ beloved Elephant and Piggie series set the stage for this vaudevillian romp of a musical, where pachyderm and swine heroically explore the importance of friendship. With the help of nutty backup singers, the Squirelles, this is an animal party that you won’t want to miss!”

Tickets begin at $15 for children and adults (before fees). A limited number of $10 tickets are available for each performance.

And for the adults?


Emerald City Theatre is hosting the first annual Wicked Soirée, its premiere adults-only fundraiser, at the Untitled Supper Club in River North, featuring an online auction with prizes from Chicago’s most esteemed establishments.

Auction Details:
Bidding for the silent auction will be held online May 8 – May 16 and will feature villainously valuable prizes, such as:

~ $1,000 gift card and design consultation from Land of Nod
~ Memorabilia and tickets to Chicago’s home teams including the Bulls, White Sox, and Bears
~ Tickets, gift certificates, and access to your favorite Chicago hot spots such as The J. Parker, Ritz-Carlton Chicago, Ikram, and more!

Information on the silent auction will be available online May 8.

Event Details:
Guests will relish Untitled’s Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning cuisine, sample the largest collection of American whiskies in the world, and dance the night away.

The Wicked Soirée
Saturday, May 16th
Untitled Supper Club
111 W Kinzie St, Chicago
6 – 7 PM VIP Whiskey Tasting
7 – 10 PM Main Event

Tickets begin at $125 and are available at EmeraldCityTheatre.com or over the phone at (773) 529-2690.

Funds raised at this event will be used to support Emerald City Theatre and its One Fund program which brings a free play and a free book to qualifying low-income Chicago Public School students.

So there you go! Check out these events from Emerald City Theatre, and tell them that LTYM Chicago sent you!

(Thanks again so much for your support this year, ECT!)

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