Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas


Chicago, IL

Show: 6:30PM

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6pm doors, 6:30pm show. All ages.

For the first time at Constellation, the 10th version of an annual celebration of Jim Henson’s 1977 TV special Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, based on the beloved children’s book by Lillian and Russell Hoban. Led by songwriter Eiren Caffall and Lawrence Peters (The Lawrence Peters Outfit, Golden Horse Ranch Band, Velcro Lewis Group), an ensemble of local talent will perform Paul Williams’ timeless songs with narration of the story in which a struggling mother and her devoted son unwittingly find themselves in the classic scenario described in O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi.” The Otter Band includes Charlie Malave (Mucca Pazza, Charlie Universe), Lily Emerson (Mr. and Mrs. Wednesday Night, Adventure Sandwich), Matt Gandurski (Grit and the Double Knit, Northside Southpaws), Kip Rainey (the Mountainaires, Golden Horse Ranch Band, Mar Caribe) and Seth Vanek (Health & Beauty, Tiny Cover Band). Theater Oobleck’s Diana Slickman will narrate.

Opening the show will be Adventure Sandwich led by the duo of Lily Emerson and Charles Malave, who created the popular web series for kids.

The family friendly show runs about 90 minutes with an introduction by Adventure Sandwich and a short set of holiday favorites by the Emmet Otter All-Stars to close things out.

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3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL, 60618

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