Atlantic for Kids: Last Stop on Market Street
By Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West
Music & Lyrics by Lamont Dozier & Paris Dozier
Directed by David Mendizábal
Musical Direction by Desmar Guevara
Choreography by nicHi douglas
Linda Gross Theater
March 23 – April 13, 2019
Last Stop on Market Street is a hip-hoppin’, heart-thumpin’, toe-tappin’ musical joy ride about finding beauty in everyday city life based on the multi award-winning picture book of the same name!
Young CJ is reluctantly staying with his Nana, in a world considerably different from the one he’s used to. 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.
Recommended for kids 4+ but welcomes children of all ages.
“Like a kid’s version of ‘In the Heights’! Bursts with life and warmth. Worth an hour of anyone’s time!”
Cast & Creative
We currently hold two Relaxed Performances for each Atlantic for Kids productions: one for public school groups and one for the general public. Relaxed Performances are events designed with accommodations for people—including those with autism, sensory or communication disorders, or developmental differences—who would benefit from a more relaxed theater-going environment.
The relaxed performances for Last Stop on Market Street were held on April 5 and 6, 2019.
Atlantic’s study guides take educators and their students deeper into the story. Each guide provides a variety of discussion starters, activities, and a relevant contextual basis to immerse students in the world of the play before attending the show.
Originally co-commissioned and produced by Chicago Children’s Theatre and the Children’s Theatre Company