Last Stop on Market Street
by Cheryl L. West
based on the book by Matt de la Peña & Christian Robinson
music & lyrics by Lamont Dozier & Paris Dozier
directed by Oanh Nguyen
Musical Direction by Shammy Dee
Choreography by Kelly Todd
January 7, 2022 - January 23, 2022

Come along on a musical joy ride! CJ is staying with his Nana in the city, where everything is different than home. The food, the people, the noise—it’s too much. He just wants to stay inside and watch videos, but Nana’s having none of that. So together they board the Number 5 bus for an adventure, and CJ learns to look past the surface and appreciate the good in others.

Previews: January 7-14, 2022
Regular Performances: January 15-23, 2022

Recommendation: Age 4+. Theatre for Young Audiences … and Their Families is just that, a multi-generational experience for all ages (unfortunately, no children under the age of four and babes-in-arms will be admitted). The only requirement is that each audience member occupies a seat and sits quietly through the performance while having a wonderful time.

Cheryl L. West was born in Chicago in 1965. Her plays have been seen at Minneapolis Children’s Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Repertory, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, The Old Globe, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Bay Street Theatre Festival, Syracuse Stage, Cleveland Play House, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Off‐Broadway's Second Stage. Her plays include Last Stop on Market Street, Shout Sister Shout, Akeelah and the Bee and Jar the Floor.  She has written television and film projects at Disney, Paramount, MTV Films, Showtime, TNT, HBO, CBS, BET and is the Webby-nominated writer for the original web series Diary of a Single Mom.


Special Performances for
Last Stop on Market Street
  • ASL Performance: Sat., Jan 22, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. 

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