Bud, Not Buddy

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It's 1936 in Flint, Michigan, and 10-year-old Bud is sure about two things: he wants to find his father, and he is not called Buddy. Unfortunately, while his mother made his name crystal clear, the whereabouts of his dad are a little unsure. The only clue she left behind is a flyer advertising Herman E. Calloway and his band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression. With this and his trusty suitcase in tow, Bud sets off on an epic journey of discovery, set to the soulful sounds of jazz. Adapted from Christopher Paul Curtis' book (winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal for Excellence in Children's Literature & the Coretta Scott King Award). Set to original music by world-renowned jazz artist Terence Blanchard, played on stage by a jazz ensemble. Age 9+

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
65 minutes

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