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Last Stop on Market Street
Last Stop on Market Street

Festival Details - "Last Stop on Market Street"...

Start: Saturday, May 11, 2024 10:00AM
End: Saturday, May 11, 2024 11:00AM



May 11-June 2 @ The Greenhouse Theater Center
Ages 4+. Info and tix:

CHICAGO - Following the joyous season-launching production of "Junie B. Jones" and the Chicago Premiere of the new TYA "Diary of Anne Frank," the Young People's Theatre of Chicago concludes its sophomore season in May with the second-ever Chicago production of the hip-hop, soul, gospel, Motown-infused musical adaptation of the Newberry Award-winning "Last Stop on Market Street."

Adapted by Cheryl L. West from Matt de la Pena's best-selling picture book, Last Stop's glorious score is by Paris Ray Dozier and his father Lamont Dozier, writer of Motown hits like "How Sweet It Is" and "You Can't Hurry Love."

Last Stop runs May 11-June 2 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue. For info and tickets: or call the Greenhouse Theater Box Office @ 773 404 7336.

Six-year-old CJ and his unflappable Nana embark on an extraordinary bus ride all the way to the very last stop on Market Street. At every turn, CJ discovers that things in the big city are not what they seem. Throughout, CJ find friendship, joy, and understanding in the most unexpected of places.

Deemed an "artistic tour de force," (Kirkus Reviews), Matt de la Pena's New York Times bestselling picture book was named Best Children's Book of 2015 by the Wall Street Journal and was awarded the Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and 2015's Newberry Medal, the most prestigious prize in children's literature. Matt de la Pena was the first Hispanic American author to win the Newberry Medal.

The stage adaptation is by Cheryl L. West, an accomplished and award-winning playwright whose work has appeared on Broadway and at theatre across the country, Composers Lamont and Paris Dozier draw on many styles, including Motown, hip hop, R&B, soul, gospel, and jazz. Co-composer Paris Ray Dozier has written songs for Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records and Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels' Above Average Productions, among others. Father and co-composer Lamont Dozier is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and one of the most prolific songwriters and composers of the late 20th century. As part of the songwriting and producing team Holland-Dozier-Holland, Dozier played an integral role in creating the sounds of artists such as The Supremes, The Four Tops, and Martha and the Vandellas. He co-wrote and produced 14 Billboard No. 1 hits in the U.S.

The musical was co-developed by Chicago Children's Theatre and the Children Theatre Company in Minneapolis. YPT is proud to present the second-ever Chicago production of "Last Stop on Market Street."

presented by Young People's Theatre of Chicago
written by Matt de la Pena
illustrated by Christian Robinson
adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West
music and lyrics by Ray Dozier and Lamont Dozier
co-directed by Tuesdai B. Perry and Randy White
choreography by Tuesdai B. Perry


General Admission: USD 25.00,
Children Under 12: USD 19.00

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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
United States

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