Chicago Children's Theatre presents the world premiere of The Hundred Dresses, a new musical by Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills, with music by Covert (Disney's "Ralph's World"), and based on the beloved 1944 Newberry Honor book by Eleanor Estes. Sean Graney, who staged CCT's critically acclaimed Hana's Suitcase and Honus and Me, will direct.
From the playgrounds to the school hallways, The Hundred Dresses is a timeless tale about power of words and finding the courage to stand up to others. Even when you stand alone. Wanda Petronski speaks strangely, has a funny last name, and lives in the wrong part of town. Who would believe she has a closet full of one hundred beautiful dresses? The kids at Franklin Elementary School certainly don't. Her school mates Maddie Martin and Peggy Hawthorne learn first-hand the danger of stereotypes, bullying and harsh words.