Christian Robinson, illustrator
Cheryl L. West, playwright
Lamont Dozier, composer
Paris Dozier, composer
44 pgs. 3 female, 3 male (with Doubling)
Originally co-produced by Chicago Children’s Theater and the Children’s Theatre Company in 2018.
Run Time: 65 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages
Six-year-old CJ is (reluctantly) staying with his (extremely over-the-top) Nana, in a world considerably different from the one he’s used to (his phone and tablet). The disagreeable (and let’s just admit it, whiny) 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. This is one hip-hop, eclectic, heart-thumpin’, toe-tappin’ joy ride.
“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
“Last Stop could be Hamilton Jr.” -Star Tribune
“The music in this production was phenomenal” -Family Fun Twin Cities
Photo Credits: Alejandro Vega (CJ), Greta Oglesby (Nana), Dwight Leslie (Ensemble), Ansa Akyea (Ensemble), Autumn Ness (Ensemble), Calvin Zimmerman (Ensemble) and Kennedy Lucas (Ensemble). Photos by Dan Norman.
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