Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Emerald City Theatre Presents - Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

Emerald City Theatre continues its 17th season with the opening of Mo Willems' Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical adapted from the celebrated picture book by the author himself. Knuffle Bunny was adapted by The Kennedy Center and will make its Chicago premiere at Emerald City. It will play at the Apollo Theatre, located at 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., from October 6-January 6, 2013. Tickets: Starting at $13 for kids and $16 for adults

In a world where a trip to the Laundromat threatens to separate Trixie from her beloved bunny, a girl needs a hero to help - Dad. Can Trixie's parents break the code in time to rescue Knuffle Bunny? This nationally acclaimed musical written by Mo Willems brings a small heroine with big problems to the Emerald City stage.

After the great success of Emerald City's adaption of Mo Willems' Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, the company is excited to return to the author's canon. Mo Willems is a three-time Caldecott Honor-winning Dinosaur (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny, and Knuffle Bunny Too). He also won two Geisel Medals for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?, and a Geisel Honor for We Are in a Book! His books are perennial New York Times bestsellers, including Knuffle Bunny Free and Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator! Before he turned to making picture books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmys.

While a family errand goes unexpectedly wrong, Trixie will share a story about trusting family and friends. This theme serves as the main educational focus for the production accessing a life skill that is relevant to early learners and their grownups. A preshow activity in the lobby and the unique Parent Guide in every production's Playbill let families connect with the show and the story's Theme throughout their experience. Knuffle Bunny will explore what it means to be trustworthy and reliable for the people who matter most.

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