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School Performance: Tall Stories: Emily Brown and the Thing (KCYS)

This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12.

Do you have trouble getting to sleep? Perhaps you need your cuddly? Or a glass of milk? In Cressida Cowell and Neil Layton’s Emily Brown and the Thing, Emily has the same problem—or the Thing outside her window does anyway. London’s Tall Stories is a charming theatrical company that uses puppetry and its unique style of physical storytelling to create warmhearted and witty productions for audiences of all ages. In Emily Brown, we are treated to a tender musical depiction of nighttime rituals and childhood imagination as Emily and her stuffed rabbit, Stanley, undertake incredible adventures while they attempt to quiet and comfort the Thing.

 

Connects to Illinois Learning Standards in Fine Arts and Social/Emotional Learning.

Recommended for grades PreK-2

Performance length: 50 minutes

Endowed Co-sponsor

  • The Susan Sargeant McDonald Endowed Fund for Youth Programming (Suzi was the founder/developer of the Krannert Center Youth Series)

Endowed Co-sponsors

  • Susan & Michael Haney
  • Anonymous

Corporate and Community Silver Sponsor

  • Chambanamoms.com

Campaign for Young Audiences

  • Phyllis & Kyle Robeson, Lead Sponsors
  • Gertrude Brokaw McCloy Endowment
  • Clarette & Zvi Ritz
  • Susan & Michael Haney
  • Dr. Donna Murray Tiedge & Robert Tiedge
  • Stevie Jay Broadcasting (Q96, ESPN 93.5, US1059, Christian FM 95.3)

Youth Series Programming

  • The Spodek Family in memory of Bernard Spodek
  • Ann H. Bender Youth Series Endowment
  • The Susan Sargeant McDonald Endowed Fund for Youth Programming (Suzi was the founder/developer of the Krannert Center Youth Series)
  • Brenda & Stephen Pacey
  • Jill & James Quisenberry
  • Anne & David Sharpe
  • Illinois Arts Council
  • National Endowment for the Arts

Krannert Center thanks our Youth Series sponsors—performances at the Center could not happen without their support. We hope you will consider joining them, to ensure Krannert Center’s vibrancy now and for generations to come. Learn more about supporting the Youth Series »