Children’s Theatre of Charlotte has once again AH-MAZED me with another performance. I can’t believe that I almost missed this one! Somehow our family schedule cleared up and we could go. I swear every kid my twins know was born in March and early April- Sheesh, it’s been a busy month. Honestly, I think it was divine intervention. Hands down, this is my FAVORITE performance of the season. The cast brought this story to life in a way I haven’t seen before. Let’s face it, we all know that the book is better in most cases than the movie/play. In this case, you not only have an excellent novel —you have a novel performance!
The stage design was brilliant. It was very minimal. Forcing the audience to focus entirely on the characters and the story. It was captivating!
The cast brought their A-game! Devin Clark (Bud) stole the show. His expressions said it all. He was Bud! You immediately fell in love with this character. From the start, you were routing for him.
I left with tears in my eyes and a smile on my face. My heart was broken and full at the same time. I loved, loved, loved it.
Bravo to you, Cast & Creative Team – Job well done!
Set in Depression-era Michigan, Bud Caldwell is 10 years old, and is tired of living life as an orphan. He decides to set off on his own on a courageous journey to find the man he thinks is his father. But the only evidence Bud has is a picture of a man on jazz concert advertisements his mom used to keep around the house.
Bud, Not Buddy
Adapted by Reginald Andre Jackson
Based on the Book by Christopher Paul Curtis
Newberry Medal Winner (2000), Coretta Scott King Award (2000)
Running Time: 90 minutes
Buy tickets today at www.ctccharlotte.org/budnotbuddy or call 704-973-2828
Smarty FLASH Giveaway: Family 4 Pack to this weekend’s performance of ‘Bud, not Buddy’
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Giveaway ends Thursday. Good luck, Smarties!