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A Bit About Us

AlphaBet Soup Productions has been Chicagoland’s premiere Theatre for Young Audiences since 1987. The ABS mission is, and always has been, to provide Chicago area youth, families and teachers a truly unique theatrical experience that will entertain, educate and inspire.


AlphaBet Soup has been bringing their special brand of award-winning shows to the stage for over 35 seasons. Throughout the years, ABS has created and produced over 20 original musicals for young audiences filled with larger-than-life characters, whimsical costumes, colorful sets and always an underlying moral to the story. With this imaginative recipe, AlphaBet Soup's zany creations have been enjoyed by over 1 million children, parents and educators throughout the Chicagoland area!



  • Illinois Theatre Association Award of Excellence in Theatre for Young Audiences 

  • Two National Children's Theatre Awards for the scripts Beauty & the Beast and The Jungle Book

"Their hilarious way of bringing comedy and art into the arms of young audiences all over Chicago is unparalleled."

– Alexandra Billings, ABS Alumni, Broadway's ​WICKED


We've been attending ABS Productions for 35 years and have loved every production! It's so nice to attend live theater close to home and at a reasonable price. We can't wait for next season!

– Mariellen Plese, Miss Mariellen Preschool, Minooka, IL

“Your productions are fabulous! From the scenery, to the costumes, to the actors, everything is first rate. On behalf of our second graders, Thank You!”

– Mary Jenkins, Irene King Elementary, Romeoville, IL

"The show was fantastic! How wonderful to have such great productions for kids in our area!"

– Sandy Anderson, Joliet, IL

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