Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas
Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas Musical

It’s three days before Christmas and Mayor Fox has just announced a Christmas talent contest with a grand prize of fifty dollars! Meanwhile, times are tough for Ma and Emmet Otter since Pa passed away, and winning that prize money would allow them to secretly buy each other a Christmas gift. Emmet considers forming a jug-band with his friends, but in order to do that he’ll have to put a hole in Ma’s washtub. The problem is, Ma earns money by doing other folks’ laundry in the washtub. Ma thinks about hocking Pa’s old toolbox so she can make a costume for the contest, but Emmet uses those tools to do odd jobs. As Christmas Eve and the talent contest quickly approach, will Ma and Emmet sacrifice what little they have, or will their Christmas wishes come true?

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas previously played at the Goodspeed Opera House in 2008 & Off-Broadway at the New Victory Theater in December of 2021. The production will be arriving at The Studebaker Theater in Chicago at the end of 2023.

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HENSON-INFUSED HAPPINESS. It’s just an incredibly happy and comforting kind of experience, ideal for all ages. What a pleasure and a privilege to have Jim Henson’s puppets in downtown Chicago for the holiday season!”
—Chicago Tribuine

MASTERFUL AND MAGICAL. It rightfully deserves to be your new holiday theater tradition.”
—BroadwayWorld Chicago

“Otter-ly Fantastic!”
—Chicago Sun-Times