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Jan 09


ST. CHARLES, IL - Chicago Kids Company's Artistic Director Jesús Perez and Executive Director Paige Coffman announced the company's 2019 season today which will feature four original musical productions in Pheasant Run's intimate 310-seat Mainstage Theater. The season includes original takes on classic fairytales The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk and the 20th Anniversary Production of Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical. Chicago Kids Company is a 27-year old professional nonprofit theater company, producing in and around the Chicagoland area for children ages 2-10.

 "I am delighted to announce our 2019 season at Pheasant Run," said Perez. "Our work has been seen onstage in Chicago for the past 26 years and we are thrilled to continue the rich tradition of family entertainment at the Pheasant Run Resort. Enhancing accessibility to Chicago-caliber theater, without having to make the trip all the way into the city fits perfectly with our company's mission."

CKC opens its 2019 season in March with the The Three Little Pigs after a nearly sold out run at the Stahl Family Theater in Chicago. In this original one-hour musical, sisters Roxanne, Petunia and Babe set out to build their own houses. "Rock n' Roll" Roxanne builds hers out of sticks, the very "Pretty Petunia Piggy" builds hers out of straw and "smart, sensible, book-smart" Babe builds hers out of bricks. What will happen when the Big Bad Wolf comes to town? Will he be able to "huff and puff and blow down" these powerful piggy creations?

July will feature a fresh interpretation of Jack and the Beanstalk. When Jack's Mama sent him to the market, she had no idea he would return with Magic Beans. With the help of his dancing Spanish-speaking Cow, Carmelita, Jack sprouts a beanstalk and climbs his way to the top, only to find himself face to face with the Giant. Will the two ever see eye to eye?

This fall, Chicago Kids Company's Goldilocks and The Three Bears is the classic tale told "just right." Perfect for student field trips, this show is accompanied by a teacher's guide highlighting the importance of classic fairytales and how different interpretations evolve over time. Just as in the original, Goldilocks is sure to find plenty of friends along the way.

Over the holiday season, CKC will produce the 20th anniversary production of Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical, written by founders Perez and Coffman. Perfect for the whole family, this holiday classic has become a Chicago staple, having played on the city's West and South sides for the last 19 seasons. As the Elf Class of 2019 works against the clock, Head Elf Chester is tasked with securing Santa's list against rival toy company executives, Mr. and Mrs. Fusspot. What happens when the list gets into the wrong hands? Will Mrs. Claus and the Elves be able to reassemble the list before Santa's long journey? Maybe you can help! Find out at this holiday classic.

For more information about individual or group tickets, visit ChicagoKidsCompany.com or contact CKC's Box Office, (773) 205-9600. Tickets are on sale now.



March 13 - 30, 2019
The Three Little Pigs
By Jesús Perez and Paige Coffman | Director Corey Mills

October 10 - 25, 2019
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
By Jesús Perez and Paige Coffman | Director TBD

July 10 - 26, 2019
Jack and the Beanstalk
By Jesús Perez and Paige Coffman | Director TBD

December 11 - 22, 2019
Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical | 20th Anniversary Production
By Jesús Perez and Paige Coffman | Director Jesus Perez

All productions are approximately one hour and performed in the Mainstage Theater, located at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL. 60174. Weekday performances begin at 10:30am and weekends at 1pm. Note: Programming and scheduling are subject to change.

Founded in 1992, Chicago Kids Company is the oldest professional children's theater in Chicago. Their productions feature professional actors, sing-along songs, brightly colored costumes and sets, up-to-date references and are geared for children ages 2 to 10 and their families. In 2018, Chicago Kids Company's "Theater For All" Fund provided nearly 10,000 discounted or no-cost tickets to low-income students and their families.


Pheasant Run Resort is one of the Midwest's largest resorts, located less than an hour from downtown Chicago in historic St. Charles, Illinois and within close proximity to all airports and transportation hubs. The resort features 293 spacious guest rooms, several restaurants, an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, Zanies Comedy Club, Spa Vargas, and an 18-hole golf course. Pheasant Run Resort also offers 88,000 square feet of meeting space including 32 meeting rooms, an expo center, four distinct ballrooms, and a 320-seat tiered amphitheater. Pheasant Run is operated by Hostmark Hospitality Group hostmark.com. For general information about the resort, call 630-584-6300 or visit pheasantrun.com.

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