April 30, 2019 - May 25, 2019
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