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||THEATER Jim Henson production in Chicago on Nov. 14-Dec. 31
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A live theatrical adaptation of Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas is making its Chicago debut Nov. 14-Dec. 31, at the Studebaker Theater at the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Broadway World revealed.
Based on the beloved television special originally created by the legendary puppeteer Jim Henson, this new family-friendly, 75-minute musical features music and lyrics by Oscar and Grammy winner Paul Williams (The Muppet Movie), with book by lead producer Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach) and direction/choreography courtesy of Tony winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). LGBTQ+ actorAndy Mientus will star in the title role.
Mientus is married to Tony-winning actor/director Michael Arden.
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas is a theatrical adaptation of Jim Henson's Television Special and is based on the illustrated book Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, by Russell Hoban and Lillian Hoban.
Tickets, starting at $43 each, are now on sale at the Studebaker Theatre box office, fineartsbuilding.com/studebaker/ and 312-753-3210.
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