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THEATER: Last Stop on Market Street

  • Chicago Children's Theatre 100 South Racine Avenue Chicago, IL, 60607 United States (map)

Last Stop On Market Street by Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson //
Adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West // Directed by Henry Godinez // Music and Lyrics by Lamont Dozier and Paris Ray Dozier // Choreography by Stephanie Paul

Chicago Children’s Theatre, in a co-commission with Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, will open Last Stop on Market Street, a world premiere musical based on the award-winning book by author Matt de la Peña and illustrator Christian Robinson, winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal, a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book and a 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book.

Acclaimed playwright Cheryl L. West is creating this first-ever stage adaptation of one of the most celebrated contemporary children’s books ever. Kids (and parents) love Peña’s warm tale about young CJ and his wise, loving grandmother who teaches him to find beauty in everyday city life. Speaking of the mundane, the music will be anything but, as CCT is welcoming Motown music legend Lamont Dozier and Paris Ray Dozier, the duo behind the music in CCT’s 2015 smash hit Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money, back to Chicago to create the show’s original score.

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