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Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES Opens Tomorrow Night

Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th Anniversary Mainstage season continues with Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies, January 24 - March 6, 2020 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St. Featuring music by Duke Ellington, concept by Donald McKayle, direction and choreography by Brenda Didier and Florence Walker Harris, and music direction by Jermaine Hill.

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A celebration of the artist many consider one of the most important composers in the history of American music, this stylish salute to "the Duke," Duke Ellington, will transport audiences on a high-stepping, dynamic journey through the life and times of this great showman. From his early days at Harlem's legendary Cotton Club through growing successes at Carnegie Hall, on Broadway, in Hollywood and around the world, this elegant, Tony Award-nominated entertainment features a treasure trove of Ellington's biggest hits, including "Mood Indigo," "Take the "A" Train," "I'm Beginning to See the Light," "Hit Me With a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce," "Perdido," "It Don't Mean a Thing," "In a Sentimental Mood," "Satin Doll" among many others.

The cast of Porchlight Music Theatre's Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies includes: Lydia Burke+, "The Danseuse;" Donterrio Johnson^, "The Jazzbo;" Molly Kral+,"The Soubrette;" Donica Lynn+, "The Chanteuse;" John Marshall, Jr^,"The Hipster;" Lorenzo Rush Jr^, "The Raconteur;" Eustace J. Williams^,"The Danseur" with Shantel Cribbs +, Madison Piner+, Jenna Schoppe+ and Terri K. Woodall+;"Sophisticated Ladies" and Chuckie Benson^, Tristan Bruns^, Kaimana Neil^ and Joey Stone^;"Sophisticated Gentlemen" and Ariel Dorsey+, "swing/Sophisticated Lady."

For more information visit: PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

Photo Credit: Michael Courier

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES Opens Tomorrow Night
Lydia Burke and Lorenzo Rush Jr.

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES Opens Tomorrow Night
Donterrio Johnson, Lydia Burke and Eustace J. Williams

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES Opens Tomorrow Night
Donica Lynn

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES Opens Tomorrow Night
Chuckie Benson, Terri K. Woodall, Joey Stone, Madison Piner and Tristan Bruns

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES Opens Tomorrow Night
Joey Stone, Eustace J. Williams, Donterrio Johnson and Chuckie Benson

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES Opens Tomorrow Night
Lorenzo Rush Jr., Kaimana Neil, Chuckie Benson, Joey Stone and Eustace J. Williams

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES Opens Tomorrow Night
Molly Kral

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES Opens Tomorrow Night
Terri K. Woodall and Tristan Bruns

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES Opens Tomorrow Night
John Marshall, Jr in Cotton Tail



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