Performance Dates: 

March 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2023 
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm / Sundays at 3:00pm
By Matt de la Pena /  Illustrated by Christian Robinson /  Adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West / Music & Lyrics by Lamont Dozier & Paris Dozier 

CJ is staying with his Nana who lives in a considerably different neighborhood than the one he is used to. Joining her on a bus ride and traveling a little closer to his roots, he learns things are not always what they seem. Filled with eclectic hip-hop music, this is one heart-thumpin’, toe-tappin’ joy ride! 

Tickets Available:

Benefactors- February 28th

Season Ticket Holders- March 1st

General Public- March 3rd


Box Office: (828) 464-6128

Box Office Hours are Wednesday through Friday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Performance Schedule

All Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm.  All Sunday performances are at 3 pm.

This show will be performed in the McCreary Theatre. 

*Some of our plays and musicals perform with alternative scheduling.  See your show’s specific information for detailed dates and times.

Ticket Pricing
Buy Tickets

$18 Adults

$16 Seniors (60+)

$14 Students (13+)

$8 Children (12 and under)

Special Offers

If you purchase 10+ tickets at the same time, then each ticket will be discounted $1.

Parking and Directions

All performances will be held at The Old Post Office Play House at 10 South Main Ave, Newton, NC  28658. There is parking around the square as well as adjacent to the theatre.


Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our performance spaces and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.