In this world-premiere Kennedy Center commission, meet the Watsons of Flint, Michigan: Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, big brother Byron, and 10-year-old Kenny. When Byron can't stay out of trouble, the whole family piles into their "Brown Bomber" and drives south to visit Grandma Sands for the summer. But along the way, they'll experience a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement.
Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book comes to life in a staged concert adaptation by Christina Ham with live music. Told through Kenny's ever-witty perspective, The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963 captures hilarious family antics alongside poignant observations of Birmingham's tragic church bombing. Experience the beloved story of a family's bond and endurance amidst one of the darkest periods in America's history.
Part of The Human Journey.