about us


Li’l Buds Theatre was founded in 2005 by company members Jenny Lamb, Maggie Portman and J. ‘Preddie’ Predmore.  Since then, our company has been dedicated to enriching the lives of children of all backgrounds through theatre and the performing arts. Each year we produce two main stage shows for families: our original holiday musical series in the winter and a play in the spring. All productions showcase Li’l Buds’ tradition of using youth actors as well as professional adult actors. Li’l Buds Theatre Company holds classes, workshops, camps and residencies at many schools and at our new home the brand new Edge Theater located at 5451 N. Broadway. Our ensemble of teaching artists and company members are all professional actors and artists who have worked with many theaters throughout the Chicago area and across the country.

Our Mission

Li’l Buds Theatre Company’s mission is to educate and enrich children of all ages and backgrounds in theatre and the performing arts through original and mainstream productions, educational classes, workshops, camps, and residencies.


2011 Best of Edgewater Award – “New Business of the Year”


Proud members of the Donors Forum, Arts and Business Council of Chicago, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, Edgewater Theatre District