“A HIGH SPIRITED, FUNK-INFUSED MUSICAL!
Mr. Chickee STANDS OUT – WAY OUT –
from the usual array of Children’s musicals.”
– The New York Times
MR. CHICKEE’S FUNNY MONEY
Presented by Special Arrangement with Funny Money Enterprises and Bisno Productions
Music & Lyrics by Lamont Dozier and Paris Dozier
Book by David Ingber
Based on the novel “Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money” by Christopher Paul Curtis
Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements by Brian Usifer
Linda Gross Theater, 336 W 20th St.
Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30am
Approximate runtime is 75 minutes, no intermission
Recommended for ages 6 and up, but kids and adults of all ages are welcome.
The New York premiere musical is adapted from the best selling young adult novel Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money by Newbery Award-winning author Christopher Paul Curtis, who also penned Bud, Not Buddy.
The story follows 10-year-old Steven, a self-proclaimed spy and president of the “Flint Future Detectives Club.” At the heart of this whimsical journey is an intelligent, entrepreneurial boy who is asked to unlock the secret behind a mysterious bill. With his pals (and their giant flying dog, Zoopy) Steven discovers that family, friends, imagination and determination are the true keys to success; and sharing the spotlight with others can make one even richer.
Original songs by Motown legend Lamont Dozier, and additional music and lyrics by his son Paris are turned out by a live band on stage. Kids and parents will appreciate being treated to a live medley of popular musical genres ranging from Motown, disco, rap, rock, jazz and hip hop.