Showtime for CPS Readers: MAGIC TREE HOUSE
All 60,000 CPS 2nd and 3rd Graders are Eligible to Receive:
A free Magic Tree House book
A free live stream performance of Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare
A free extended Magic Tree House study guide
A chance at a free 8-week drama residency
About Showtime for CPS Readers: Magic Tree House
In a remarkable effort to improve the reading skills of CPS students, Emerald City Theatre has joined forces with Mary Pope Osborne, author of the award-winning Magic Tree House book series, to provide an opportunity for all 60,000 CPS 2nd and 3rd graders to receive:
- A free copy of Magic Tree House Book #25: Stage Fright on a Summer Night
- A free live stream performance of Emerald City Theatre’s Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare on February 9, 2018 at 10:15 AM
- A free extended Magic Tree House study guide with Common Core connected activities related to the book and play
- An opportunity to apply for an in-school drama residency and field trip to the live stream performance of Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare
MAGIC TREE HOUSE: SHOWTIME WITH SHAKESPEARE
“A Hip-Hop Adventure on a Midsummer’s Night!”
Book and Lyrics by Jenny Laird and Will Osborne
Music and Lyrics by Randy Courts
Based on Stage Fright on a Summer Night MAGIC TREE HOUSE #25 by Mary Pope Osborne
Directed and Choreographed by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Associate Jamal Howard
For Ages 5+
Climb into a musical time machine with Jack and Annie, and travel back to Shakespearean England! In this Midwest premiere, the daring sibling duo learns to overcome stage fright to save the famed bard’s show. Based on the critically-acclaimed book series by Mary Pope Osborne, discover how history is shaped by those who learn to overcome their fears. Full of freestyle beats to move your feet, this tuneful tale is a hip-hop hit with kids and grown-ups alike.
Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare is produced by special arrangement with Tree House Jazz, LLC.
Important Dates and Key Deadlines
- Monday, September 25, 2017
Registration opens for all CPS 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms
- Friday, November 3, 2017
Deadline to register in order to receive books beginning November 27, 2017
- Monday, December 4, 2017
Deadline to apply for a Magic Tree House in-school drama-literacy residency
- Friday, December 22, 2017
Extended deadline to register in order to receive books before live stream performance
- Friday, February 9, 2018
Live stream event for all registered CPS 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms
Download the expanded Magic Tree House study guide:
Registration opens Monday, September 25, 2017
Want to make sure your child’s classroom is participating?
See Mary Pope Osborne’s message to CPS students here.
Showtime for CPS Readers: Magic Tree House is a remarkable effort to improve the reading skills of CPS students. With your help, Emerald City Theatre and Mary Pope Osborne will deliver a free book and free live stream performance to every 2nd and 3rd grade CPS student. Donate today to help us deliver this amazing opportunity to 60,000 students.
- $20 will give four children a free book and free performance
- $150 will give an entire classroom a free book and free performance
- $600 will give all 2nd and 3rd graders in one school a free book and free performance