The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party

The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party
In-Person Production |Recommended for Ages 2 – 6
Runs November 20 – December 24 |at Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine
Public Performances |Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30AM and 11:30AM
Runs Nov 20Dec 24, 2021

You are cordially invited to meet our friends Jeremy Fisher, Simpkin the Cat, Peter Rabbit, and for the first time this year: Tom Kitten! Four adorable Beatrix Potter favorites come to life in this mesmerizing, interactive trunk and puppet show, complete with original music. Levers are pulled and cranks are turned to reveal images that surprise and delight. Our charming storytellers interweave the classic narration and guide gentle interactive moments, recruiting young watchers to join the adventure. After the show, come up on stage to gently play with the puppets and take pictures. Then, head to the lobby for a festive spread of chocolate milk and cookies! 

BEATRIX POTTER 2021 Features: The Tale of Tom Kitten (New!), The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, The Tailor of Gloucester, and The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Please note: All attendees must read and agree to adhere to our Covid-19 Attendance Policies. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination or proof of negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours is required for adult patrons. A contactless, to-go option is available for guests who wish to take their chocolate milk and cookies with them rather than consuming at the theatre. Seating capacity within the theatre will be reduced. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns to

Based on the stories byBeatrix Potter
Created byWill Bishop, Lara Carling, Kay Kron, Grace Needlman, and Ray Rehberg
Directed byWill Bishop
Co-Directed byLara Carling
Music composed byRay Rehberg
Puppets designed and built byGrace Needlman
Performed byTime Brickey, Charlie Malave, and Kay Kron
Tom Kitten music byCharlie Malave
Stage managed byAnastar Alvarez
Understudied byKelan Smith
Costumes designed and built byIan Liberman
Based on the original designs byJillian Gryzlak
Lighting designed byBecca Jeffords
Sound designed byDaniel Etti-Williams

Behind the Scenes

More about Beatrix Potter at CCT

This handmade, lovingly crafted piece is a popular annual favorite at Chicago Children’s Theatre. Over the past 6 years, Beatrix Potter & Friends has toured to schools, libraries, cultural institutions, and even to China. Over the summer of 2020, the show was re-imagined as a high-quality, made-for-film experience as part of a larger effort to continue serving our audiences despite the challenges of Covid-19. In October and November of 2020, the production was projected on a giant screen in CCT’s parking-lot as a drive-in theatre experience. We are thrilled to return to our usual indoor version of the show this year. 

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