April 30 - May 25

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Come swing as the legacy of The Duke is celebrated on stage!  

This glamorous show-stopping production of Sophisticated Ladies celebrates a jazz legend with a name that has stood the test of time. Duke Ellington’s musical expression captivates audiences with his stylish big-band sound. Relive the days with such hits as “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” and the title song “Sophisticated Ladies.” This lavish musical extravaganza features spectacular dancing, outstanding vocals, and an onstage big band that will transport you back to the era when big band was “The Thing.”

Concept by: Donald McKayle
Based on the music of Duke Ellington

Musical and Dance Arrangements by Lloyd Mayers

Vocal Arrangements by: Malcolm Dodds and Lloyd Mayers

Original Musical Direction by: Mercer Ellington

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For info on special pricing, including groups and student rush and accessibility, visit the Box Office

Special Performances

Pay-What-You-Want - April 30th at 7:30 PM

Pay-What-You-Want makes theatre affordable for all. Tickets go on sale three and a half hours before the show: first Tuesday Preview for Mainstage and Studio Series and first Saturday for Family Series. Buy ›

Fig Preview Night (Mainstage Shows Only) - May 1st at 7:30 PM

Fig Preview Nights include a pre-show reception and an opportunity to win GREAT prizes from downtown Lancaster merchants, all at a great price. Buy ›

Opening Night - May 2nd at 7:30 PM

Opening Nights include a celebration with the cast and crew at a post-show party. Buy ›

Thirsty For History Night - May 9th at 7:30 PM

Thirsty For History Nights provide special historical insight into the production in a free pre-show lecture on half hour before the second Thursday evening performance. Buy ›

Teen Lounge - May 9th at 7:30 PM

Join us on the second Thursday of a production at 5:15 pm to hear from a member of the Creative Team about the current show and the unique challenges the team faced mounting it. For teens only, grades 6-12. Buy ›

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Audio Description Open Captions ASL Interpretation
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Special Performances

Pay-What-You-Want - April 30th at 7:30 PM

Pay-What-You-Want makes theatre affordable for all. Tickets go on sale three and a half hours before the show: first Tuesday Preview for Mainstage and Studio Series and first Saturday for Family Series. Buy ›

Fig Preview Night (Mainstage Shows Only) - May 1st at 7:30 PM

Fig Preview Nights include a pre-show reception and an opportunity to win GREAT prizes from downtown Lancaster merchants, all at a great price. Buy ›

Opening Night - May 2nd at 7:30 PM

Opening Nights include a celebration with the cast and crew at a post-show party. Buy ›

Thirsty For History Night - May 9th at 7:30 PM

Thirsty For History Nights provide special historical insight into the production in a free pre-show lecture on half hour before the second Thursday evening performance. Buy ›

Teen Lounge - May 9th at 7:30 PM

Join us on the second Thursday of a production at 5:15 pm to hear from a member of the Creative Team about the current show and the unique challenges the team faced mounting it. For teens only, grades 6-12. Buy ›

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