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Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

Music and lyrics by Lamont Dozier and Paris Dozier. Book by David Ingber. Based on the novel Mr. Chickee's Funny Money by Christopher Paul Curtis. Orchestrations and arrangements by Brian Usifer.

Product Code: MP3000

  • Musical
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 5 to 6m., 2 to 4w., 1 either gender.

    No Livestream Rights Available

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* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

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Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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Mr. Chickee's Funny Money 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. This all new rhythm and blues musical grooves to original songs by Motown legend Lamont Dozier (who wrote hits like "Stop! In the Name of Love," "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)," "Reach Out I'll Be There," "Where Did Our Love Go" and more) with additional music and lyrics by his son, Paris Dozier. Accompaniment CD available.


No livestream rights are available for this title.


  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code MP3000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 75 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583429792
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"[A] jubilant musical for the entire family … terrifically entertaining … a must-see … top-notch family entertainment that just happens to promote positive values." -Chicago Theatre Review

"Mr. Chickee's Funny Money stands out—way out—from the usual array of children's musicals." -The New York Times

"A heartfelt musical romp for kids of many ages." -Chicago Sun-Times

"A high-spirited, funk-infused musical." -The New York Times

"From the moment you hear the opening number, 'Where Your Dreams Come to Life,' you revel in that inimitable Dozier sound … a blend, really, of the senior Dozier's signature Motown-like sound and the younger Dozier's excursions more into hip-hop stylings although, given Lamont Dozier's famous talents for musical reinvention, I'd bet they worked closely together on everything." -Chicago Tribune

"Will have your toes tapping and your kids leaving with a lesson every parent can support: Believe in yourself and those around you." -Chicago Parent magazine



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Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Birmingham Children's Theatre Birmingham Alabama 2/14/2024 3/2/2024