Atlantic For Kids to Stage R&B Musical MR. CHICKEE'S FUNNY MONEY, 4/12-5/4

Jade King Carroll (Director) This season Jade is excited to be directing Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind at Two River and August Wilson's and Piano Lesson at Cape Fear. Past credits include: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Portland Stage); A Raisin In The Sun (Juilliard & Perseverance); Seven Guitars (People's Light and Theatre & Point Park University); King Hedley (Portland Playhouse); The Etymology of Bird (CitiParks Summer Stages); Alondra was Here (The Wild Project); Cherry Smoke (Theatre Row); Sex on Sunday (BE Company @ Urban Stages); The Basset Table (Adelphi); Marisol (NYCDA); Black Girl, You've Been Gentrified (Joe's Pub); Radio Golf ( Penn State); The History of Light, Samuel J&K, The Summer House ( Passage Theatre); The Persians, Splittin' the Raft (People's Light & Theatre); Spit (Intar); Associate Director for A Streetcar Named Desire (Broadway). Jade was a TCG New Generations Future Leader Award recipient, through which she was the Artistic Associate at Second Stage Theatre. In 2010 Jade was presented with the Paul Green Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Professional from the National Theatre Conference and The Estate of August Wilson.

Brian Usifer (Music Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestration) was music director of Kinky Boots on Broadway, associate music supervisor of The Book of Mormon on Broadway, and played in the orchestra of Broadway and off-Broadway productions of The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee, Avenue Q, Altar Boyz, Sister Act, Wicked and Burnt Part Boys.

David Ingber (Book) is a New York-based writer/composer. His musicals include Fantasy Football: The Musical and Zombies Actually. He writes video content for the Major League Baseball Fan Cave, and he has written for web series including ESPN's Mayne Street with Kenny Mayne and Microsoft's Fasterpiece Theater.

Mr. Chickee's Funny Money features musical direction by Geraldine Boyer-Cussac and choreography by MK Lawson . Casting will be announced.

Mr. Chickee's Funny Money received its first staged reading at the Apollo Theater in February 2012, directed by Kim Rubinstein. It was workshopped in Summer 2013 at the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University's In the Works program, directed by Derek Sanders, supported in part by an Arts Work grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and received its World Premiere Production at Chicago Childrens' Theatre, January 2014 (Jacqueline Russell, Artistic Director).

Mr. Chickee's Funny money is presented in association with Funny Money Enterprises and Bisno Productions.

Single tickets to Mr. Chickee's Funny Money start at $10 for Kids (ages 10 and under) and $20 for Adults. To purchase, visit atlantictheater.org. Mr. Chickee's Funny Money is recommended for ages 6 and up, while kids and adults of all ages are welcome.

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