The Hundred Dresses
“Altogether beguiling…enchanting…bound to become a family classic…its biggest hit to date”
– Chicago Sun-Times
Based on the beloved 1949 book by children's author Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses musical was originally commissioned by Chicago Children's Theatre, who have produced the show twice in Chicago, and are producing the current production at the Ruth Page Center. In 2009 it premiered at the Royal George Theatre and in 2010 was remounted at at the Northshore Center For The Performing Arts. It ran off-Broadway in 2012 in a production at the Peter Norton Space on 42nd Street. Northwestern University produced it in 2013, and again in 2014 as part of their Summer Stage Imagine U series. The play has been published by Dramatic Publishing, and is available for new productions.
Wanda Petronski, who has recent moved to town from Poland, is different from the other girls, with her funny accent and drab clothes. When the other girls tease her on the playground, she tells them she has 100 dresses at home in her closet. The girls have learn important lessons about teasing and tolerance.