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  Corduroy at Athenaeum Theatre


Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Chicago

A small bear's quest for a missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime! The department store comes to life with circus elements and physical comedy as Corduroy must stay a step ahead of the Night Watchman to be ready for Lisa when she returns to the store. Learn the importance of empathy and unconditional love along with a young girl and her mother in this sweet adaptation of the beloved book by Don Freeman. Corduroy is a Chicago premiere and a playful adventure that will delight ages three and up!

Thru - Apr 20, 2019

Show Type: Childrens

Box Office: 773-935-6875

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  Corduroy Reviews
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Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended

"...But the real star of this production is, of course, Corduroy. As portrayed by Jean Claudio, this gifted Latino actor, who's only been in Chicago for two years, gets to demonstrate his accomplished acrobatic talent and circus skills. He creates a lovable, cuddly little character who, like Lisa, the children in the audience absolutely adore. Claudio summersaults, flips, moonwalks and almost defies gravity as the fluffy teddy bear that magically comes to life. Every time the actor clearly enunciates his most oft-spoken line, "Button," the children in the audience can be heard mimicking him. And, under Jamal Howard's direction, Mr. Claudio also teaches his youthful audience the repeated ASL sign for the word, "friend." Hopefully we'll be seeing more from this talented young man."
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Colin Douglas

Chicago On Stage - Highly Recommended

"...Just for the joy of seeing Corduroy’s circus antics, I recommend this show for children (ages 3-6) and their grown-ups. But anyone who enjoys the original book as I always have will enjoy seeing Corduroy live on stage."
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Karen Topham

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