Chicago Street Theatre is excited to announce that they will be offering something for everyone with two different productions for the holidays as part of their 59th season. The group is calling the offering a "Naughty or Nice Double Feature" because the group will present one holiday family show in rotation with a "grown up" show during November and December of 2013.
For all audiences CST will be presenting Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! based on the popular children's book series by Barbara Parks. This outrageous play features the life of a precocious little girl who gets the one Secret Santa partner that she never wanted to get in the school gift exchange. Families will not want to miss the hilarious adventures of their favorite first grader as she faces one holiday catastrophe after another.
In rotation with Junie B. will be The Santaland Diaries based on the irreverent essays and NPR broadcasts of David Sedaris. Through his alter ego Crumpet the Elf, the satirist tells the behind the scenes moments of his life as a Macy's holiday helper with razor sharp hilarity. This one actor tour de force has played to "SOLD OUT" crowds throughout the US and has has been an annual holiday staple with some theatre companies.
Both productions will be directed by Dona Henry and Kelly Hite who have co-directed on past holiday productions for CST. The Santaland Diaries will open first on November 29 with Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! opening on the following night. T
For the holiday season, Chicago Street Theatre will be offering special group rates for businesses to have The Santaland Diaries host their company parties on select nights with food and beverages provided before the performance by one of the theatre's Dining Partners. Businesses interested in Crumpet's Company Party that will accomodate up to 60 guests, should contact : Eric Brant, Director of Marketing, Chicago Street Theatre via email or by calling 219-462-4006 x2. Group rates are also available for both shows for groups of ten or more.