Watch the children's book Mr. Chickee's Funny Money come to life onstage at the Chicago Children's Theater's performance series Jan. 18 through March 2 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

Christopher Paul Curtis' book about the misadventures of a 9-year-old spy is set to Motown music by Motown legend Lamont Dozier and his son Paris. Tickets are $25 for Friday performances and $28 for children, $38 for adults on weekends. Show times vary.

For tickets, visit or call (872) 222-9555. For discounted school, scout, playgroup, extended family and other group rates, visit or call (773) 327-3778. Running time is 75 minutes with no intermission.