LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET
METRO THEATER COMPANY
LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET
METRO THEATER COMPANY
Get ready for a heart-thumpin’, toe-tappin’ joy ride in this Motown/hip-hop musical adaptation of New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning picture book Last Stop on Market Street! CJ is reluctantly staying with his Nana, in a world considerably different from the one he’s used to, always plugged in to his phone and tablet. The uncompromising child is dragged on a bus ride that’s loud and gritty and weird. Guided by his veritable force-of-nature Nana, CJ travels a little closer to his roots and sees that things are not always what they seem. With a spectacular, spirited score by Motown legend Lamont Dozier and his son Paris Ray Dozier, you might find yourself dancing in your seat as you enjoy this vibrant story about connecting to your community.
“Last Stop on Market Street is what children’s theater should be. It does not talk down to its audience. It is burgeoning with wonder. If you are a kid, you’ll giggle yourself silly. If you were once a kid, you just might remember what that felt like.” – Chicago Sun Times
“Like Hamilton for kids” – Minneapolis Star Tribune
By Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West
Music and Lyrics by Lamont Dozier and Paris Ray Dozier
Digital Recording and Underscoring by Paris Ray Dozier
Originally commissioned and produced by Chicago Children’s Theatre
and the Children’s Theatre Company
Director: Jacqueline Thompson
Artistic Director: Julia Flood
Music Director: Phil Woodmore
Choreographer/Movement Director: Christopher Page-Sanders
Best for ages 5 and up. The production is approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.
Themes of Last Stop on Market Street: musical, hip hop, soul, gospel, and rap music, inspirational, humor, thankfulness, appreciation of differences, giving back, empathy, digital divide
Illustration by Christian Robinson
From the book Last Stop on Market Street © 2015
Published by the Penguin Group
In-person and virtual school field trips also available. For more information, please contact School Bookings and Audience Services Manager, Eleanor Marsh.
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Premium Orchestra Seating:
Standard Orchestra & Balcony Seating:
Orchestra Boxes, per seat
Balcony Boxes, per seat
There is no added service charge on these tickets.
When buying in-person performance tickets, please select your price level. Premium Seating includes seats that are shaded orange (Premium Orchestra, Orchestra Booth/Box, and Balcony Booth/Box). Regular Seating includes seats that are shaded blue (General Orchestra and General Balcony). See the map here:
After completing your purchase, MTC box office staff will assign your seat(s) within your section, adhering to social distancing guidelines. Those who buy earlier will be assigned seats closer to the stage within their purchased section. Seating begins in the third row from the stage and will alternate every other row. Two seats will separate each audience grouping. The only exception to social distancing seating placement is Orchestra Booth/Box (seats a group of 4) and Balcony Booth/Box (seats a group of 6) which can be reserved for a group ahead of time.
Running Time: Approximately 70 minutes with no intermission
Ages 5 and up
METROTIX SALES END: 4 hours proir to performance time
Tickets will be delivered via email, to either print at home or display on your mobile device.
The Grandel box office opens 1 hour prior to show.
COVID-19 Vaccine / Negative Test Requirement
Effective Sept. 10, all patrons 12 Years or older are required to show proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test upon entry for all ticketed events at KAF indoor performance venues, including The Grandel, .ZACK Theatre, The Marcelle, Black Box and Studio at The Kranzberg, High Low Listening Room and The Dark Room. Please bring a valid ID and proof of vaccine (card, picture of card, or photocopy) or proof of negative test (PCR test within 72 hours / antigen test within 24 hours of performance start time).
The above policies are in addition to an existing mask policy, which went into effect at the organization’s indoor venues in late July (coinciding with the guidance and mandates set forth by public health and local government). Masks are currently required in all Kranzberg Arts Foundation indoor facilities.
Proof of vaccination or negative test is not required in KAF outdoor venues (The Big Top and Open Air Tent).
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