Go find what makes you different to find your magic.

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Auditorium Theatre

Dec 20 – 30

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About The Show

An exhilarating story told in dance, SUGAR HILL is set to the music of the genre-defying collaboration between jazz icons bandleader/composer Duke Ellington and gay composer Billy Strayhorn in a captivating way that has never been done before.

SUGAR HILL reveals the glamour of the 1930s as seen through the lens of the nonconformist daughter of a high-society Black family in Manhattan and her fantastic dreamworld in the Sugar Hill neighborhood of Harlem. A jazz-steeped reimagining of the classic tale, this Nutcracker dance-story sends a stirring message that champions individuality and the journey to find the power of your unique self: “Go find what makes you different to find your magic”.

With a libretto and concept by Jessica Swan, this original production is directed with choreography by Emmy Award Winner and Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award Nominee Joshua Bergasse, with choreography by Jade Hale-Christofi. The show features a world-renowned creative team of dance superstars, with additional choreography by Caleb Teicher and Emmy Award nominee Jon Boogz, and dance consultation from Lifetime Achievement Tony Award Winner Graciela Daniele. Orchestrations and Arrangements are by Grammy® Award Winner John Clayton and three-time Tony Award® Nominee Larry Blank. Casting by Mungioli Theatricals, Inc.


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