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Emerald City Theatre to host Holiday Gala 2017: 'Twas the Ball Before Christmas

11/19/2017 - 09:30
11/19/2017 - 13:00

Event Details
The gala reception includes a delectable lunch, meet and greet with characters from the show, a visit from Santa, crafts and activities for kids, live and silent auctions for grown-ups, music, entertainment, dancing, and more surprises to come! All proceeds from this event support Emerald City Theatre's signature outreach program, One Fund, which delivers a free play and free companion book to low-income Chicago Public Schools students.

Ken Ludwig's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Synopsis
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse! Kick off your family's yuletide season with this comic take on the classic poem. When Santa's Naughty or Nice list has gone missing, it's up to a pair of dancing mice, a spunky girl, and an Elf-B-I agent to solve the mystery before Santa boards his sleigh. This Chicago premiere is a holiday gift for all ages.

'Twas the Night before Christmas is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

$1500 - VIP Table of Ten (Includes premium seating at the show and a special gift for each guest.)
$450 - Family of Four (Save $50 over purchasing individual tickets!)
$125 - General Admission, Single Ticket

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 773.529.2690.
About Emerald City Theatre (ECT):
Emerald City Theatre (ECT) celebrates all of Chicago’s children through playful, professional, and culturally relevant artistic programs that motivate young people to creatively face the world.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, ECT is Chicago’s largest theater for young audiences. ECT’s programming reaches an average of 60,000 children ages 0 – 15, parents, and educators each season through its three pillars of work: artistic productions, educational programming, and outreach initiatives.

Founded in 1996, the company has created over 100 productions at the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, and Emerald City’s Little Theatre in Lakeview. The Little Theatre is the nation’s first facility dedicated to theater for the very young where ECT produces original works for ages 0 – 5.

ECT’s educational programs focus on building self-confidence, collaboration, creative thinking, and having fun. Classes and camps are offered throughout the year at locations across Chicago’s North Side. Additionally, a full slate of programming, including residencies, after-school programs, field trips, and workshops, is available to all schools throughout Chicago.

In support of increased literacy among Chicago’s children, ECT’s outreach programs focus heavily on theater activities as a method for reading improvement. The One Fund provides a free play and free companion book to low-income Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students. Since its inception, over 55,000 students have been served by Emerald City Theatre’s One Fund. In 2017, ECT provided its first scholarships through its Scholarship Fund, allowing qualifying low-income children to attend Summer Camp 2017 tuition-free.

ECT's lead supporters include iHeartMedia Chicago, AMITA Health, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, KPMG, and Illinois Arts Council.

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