Press Release: Last Stop on Market Street Streaming
South Coast Repertory's Last Stop on Market Street Available to Stream for a Limited Time
Theatre For Young Audiences and Families Production, Based On the Best-Selling Children’s Book Streaming from April 25-May 15
COSTA MESA, Calif. (April 25, 2022)—For a limited time, you can come along on a musical joyride with 7-year-old CJ and his Nana without leaving your home. Tickets are now on sale for South Coast Repertory’s (David Ivers, Artistic Director and Paula Tomei, Managing Director) streaming staged version of Matt de la Peña’s and Christian Robinson’s beloved children’s book, Last Stop on Market Street.
Adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West, directed by Oanh Nguyen with music and lyrics by Lamont Dozier and Paris Dozier, Last Stop on Market Street was professionally filmed on SCR’s Julianne Argyros Stage last January. It streams from April 25-May 15 and is ideal for ages 4 and older.
Last Stop on Market Street’s streaming production is available for $25. That price is per streaming device, not per person.
Last Stop on Market Street takes you on a journey with CJ, a young boy from the suburbs. He’s staying with his Nana in Santa Ana and everything is different in the city. The food, the people, the noise—all of it is too much. He wants to stay inside, comforted by his electronic gadgets. But Nana has other ideas. She wants CJ to see the world around him.
So they board the bus for a musical joyride that opens CJ’s eyes to more than video games and animal videos. Through this journey, CJ learns lessons in kindness, gratitude and appreciating the good in others.
Christopher Mosley, a Cal State Fullerton theatre graduate, plays CJ. Karole Foreman (42, Rebirth, NCIS, Good Trouble) stars as Nana. The cast also features Kelley Dorney (Madame Butterfly/Grandma Posey), Klarissa Mesee (Teen Girl 1/Mrs. Chow), Monika Peña (Teen Girl 2/JoJo), Shammy Dee (Tatted Man/Vernon) and Dony Wright (Mr. Dennis).
The creative team includes Shammy Dee, musical director; Kelly Todd, choreographer; Fred Kinney, set design; Adriana Lambarri, costume design; Tom Ontiveros, lighting design; Jeff Polunas, sound design; Joanne DeNaut, CSA, casting; and Leia Crawford, production stage manager.
Location: South Coast Repertory is located at 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, at the Bristol Street/Avenue of the Arts exit off the San Diego (405) Freeway in the David Emmes/Martin Benson Theatre Center, part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Parking is available on Park Center Drive, off Anton Boulevard.
Complete information is available at www.scr.org.
ABOUT SOUTH COAST REPERTORY: Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, founded in 1964, is led by Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei. SCR is widely recognized as one of the leading professional theatres in the United States. While its productions represent a balance of classic and modern plays and musicals, SCR is renowned for its extensive new-play development program—The [email protected]—which includes one of the nation’s largest commissioning programs for emerging, mid-career and established writers. Of SCR’s more than 500 productions, one-quarter have been world premieres. SCR-developed works have garnered two Pulitzer Prizes and eight Pulitzer nominations, several Obie Awards and scores of major new-play awards. Located in Costa Mesa, Calif., SCR is home to the 507-seat Segerstrom Stage, the 336-seat Julianne Argyros Stage and the 94-seat Nicholas Studio. www.scr.org