The Chicago Children's Theatre excels at bringing to life award-winning children's books. My daughter, age 3, adored watching Harold and the Purple Crayon work his drawing magic in November, and now I'm looking forward to taking my son, age 11, to see Bud, Not Buddy, yet another play based on a beloved children's book.
Bud, Not Buddy (Through March 3) is based on the eponymous book by author Christopher Paul Curtis, winner of the 2000 Newberry Medal and Coretta Scott King Award. Bud is a foster child from Flint, Michigan, who sets out to find his biological father, who he suspects is a famous jazz musician. Directed by award-winning director Derrick Sanders (Chicago Tribune Chicagoan of the Year in 2005), Bud, Not Buddy is sure to be a hit. To purchase tickets, visit chicagochildrenstheatre.org or call (872) 222-9555. For group rates, visit GroupTix.net or call(773) 327-3778.
On Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at 1 p.m., Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) invites families to meet Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, at the Chase Auditorium, 10 S. Dearborn St. in downtown Chicago. CCT's free event includes a Q&A with Curtis introduced by Chicago Children's Theatre Artistic Director Jacqueline Russell, co-moderated by Talia Garg (12) and Olivia Garg (10). Curtis will meet fans and sign books after the discussion.
Admission is complimentary for this Chicago Children's Theatre Community Event, but reservations are required, so please RSVP at chicagochildrenstheatre.org/CPC.