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VIDEO: Check Out the Teaser Trailer for the World Premiere Musical TRADING PLACES

Trading Places is currently being presented on The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre through June 26, 2022.

Alliance Theatre is presenting the world premiere musical, Trading Places. Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, Trading Places is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable.

Watch the trailer below!

Billie Rae Valentine, a savvy hustler down on her luck, and Louis Winthorpe III, a minted commodities-trading firm director, have their lives deliberately switched by the devious Duke brothers to settle a petty bet in an outrageous debate of nature versus nurture.

The cast of TRADING PLACES is led by Broadway actors Aneesa Folds (Freestyle Love Supreme) as Billie Rae and Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder) as Louis, with Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (Girl From the North Country) and Lenny Wolpe (Bullets Over Broadway) as Mortimer and Randolph Duke, and featuring McKenzie Kurtz (Frozen) as Penelope, Josh Lamon (Alliance & Broadway productions of THE PROM) as Beeks, Michael Longoria as Phil, and Don Stephenson (Trouble in Mind) as Coleman. The ensemble cast includes Jimmy Ray Bennett, Dana Costello, Kayla Marie Cruz, Benjamin Howes, Raymond J. Lee, James Luc, Michael McCorry Rose, Malaiyka Reid, Xavier Reyes, and Nyla Watson. The production swings include Julia Grondin, Jacob Roberts-Miller, and Kevin Zak.

Trading Places is helmed by Tony Award-winning director, Kenny Leon (A Soldier's Play, A Raisin in the Sun) and an exciting writing & directing team including television and film writer Thomas Lennon (Book), musical writing team Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Music & Lyrics), acclaimed film, television, and music video choreographer Fatima Robinson (Choreography), Alliance Theatre BOLD Associate Artistic Director Tinashe Kajese-Bolden (Associate Director), Tony Award-nominated Orchestrator August Eriksmoen, and Music Director Rick Edinger. The creative team includes Tony Award-winning Scenic Designer Beowulf Boritt, Lighting Designer Adam Honoré, Tony Award-winning Sound Designer John Shivers, and Tony Award-nominated Costume Designer Emilio Sosa.

The production is also supported by Intimacy Consultant Sasha Nicolle Smith, Fight Choreographer Rick Sordelet, and Stage Manager Ralph Stan Lee.



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