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Ramona Quimby

Written by Len Jenkin | From the novels of Beverly Cleary

Best suited for ages 5-10

February 6 – May 18, 2014

A story about becoming independent.

Ramona Quimby is about to start 3rd grade and everything is about to change. Her sister Beezus guides us through a full year on Klickitat Street, bringing a change for Dad, a rivalry for Ramona, and the speediest wedding this side of Alaska. Reunite with Beverly Cleary’s classic family in this hysterical and heartwarming play.

Ramona iconNote: Ramona Quimby includes a storyline about Ramona and Beezus’ father trying to quit smoking. In telling this story, there will be a prop electronic cigarette on stage. This fake cigarette produces an odorless water vapor that looks like smoke.


“The show was warm and engaging, funny and serious all rolled together.” Read more...
–Jennifer Evers, Chicago Parent

“Gliding seamlessly between funny, poignant, and cool, the show does justice to a childhood mainstay” Read more...
–Keely Flynn, The Little Style File

“People who would like this show are people who like great moms, cool dollhouses, and tap-dancing waitresses. People should go see this show because it is funny and is great to take your family to. Once the show starts, you feel happy because you feel like a part of the play and not just an audience member.” Read more...
–-Ada Grey (9-year-old Theatre Reviewer), Ada Grey Reviews for You

Performances of Ramona Quimby are at the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park.

Directions and information for the Apollo Theater

Birthday Party at the Show

The Emerald City Birthday at the Show Package includes signs in the lobby, a crown for the birthday child, a birthday card signed by the cast, a gift certificate good for an item of choice from the Emerald City Theatre Shoppe and a special announcement of the birthday party at the show. Learn more...

With group ticket purchase (as low as $12 per ticket!) Birthday at the Show Packages are $50

With single ticket purchase Birthday at the Show packages are $75

To book your birthday party at the show, please call 773.529.2690

Ramona Quimby is a story about being independent.

To start conversations before or after the show about being independent, you can use our Grown-up Guide from the playbill or our Study Guide for educators.

Parent Guide

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Study Guide

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