The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party

The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party
In-Person Production |* Ideal for Ages Up to 8
Opens Nov 4 |at Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine
Public Performances |Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30AM and 11:30AM
ACCESS Weekend |Sat, Nov. 25th (9:30am: Open Captions) and Sun, Nov. 26th (9:30am: Sensory Friendly; 11:30am: ASL & Open Captions) *Audio Description and Touch Tour services have been cancelled for the Sat, Nov. 25th performance*
Run Time |60 Minutes
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Runs Nov 4Dec 31, 2023

Four adorable Beatrix Potter favorites come to life in this mesmerizing, interactive trunk and puppet show, complete with original music. Storytellers weave Potter’s classic narration with gentle interactive moments, recruiting young watchers to join the adventure. After the show, head to the lobby to play with the puppets, take pictures with the cast, and join fellow Chicago families for a communal tea party featuring a festive spread of holiday treats! Our stories this year are The Tale of Mrs. TittlemouseThe Tale of Two Bad MiceThe Tailor of Gloucester, and The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

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Based on the stories byBeatrix Potter
Created byWill Bishop, Lara Carling, Kay Kron, Grace Needlman, & Ray Rehberg
Directed byWill Bishop
Composed byRay Rehberg & Charlie Malave
Puppet Design and build byGrace Needlman
Production Coordination byAnastar Alvarez
Original Costume Design byJillian Gryzlak
Lighting Design byBecca Jeffords
Sound Design byDaniel Etti-Williams
PerformersFelix Mayes, Charlie Malave, and Lily Emerson
UnderstudyQuinn Rigg
Director of ProductionWill Bishop
Assistant Sound DesignerHunter Leach
Scenic SupervisorChas Mathieu
Lighting SupervisorHannah Wien
Assistant Lighting SupervisorDare Wedgeworth
Assistant Puppet DesignerEmilie Wingate
Costume SupervisorJanelle Manno
Sound SupervisorMatt Reich
Assistant Sound SupervisorSpencer Meeks
Sound Board OperatorLynsy Folckomer

Thank you to Eli’s Cheesecake Chicago for being our holiday treat sponsor!


Note on Lap Seat Tickets
-Lap seat tickets for children 18 months and under are available for $12.25 per show
-Lap seat tickets must be reserved by calling Guest Services ahead of time at (312) 374-8835, or can be purchased at the box office the day of show.

* This production is suitable for all ages – toddlers, children, and teens, but best suited for the recommendation above. However, you know your kids best! We trust your discretion while attending Chicago Children’s Theatre shows.