An exhilarating story told in dance, SUGAR HILL is set to the music of the genre-defying collaboration between jazz icons Duke Ellington and 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 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 Libretto/Concept by Jessica Swan, this original production features Direction/Choreography by Emmy Award Winner Joshua Bergasse, with Co-Choreography by Jade Hale-Christofi. Additional Choreography/Dance Consultation by Caleb Teicher, Jon Boogz, and Graciela Daniele (Tony Award). Orchestrations/Arrangements by John Clayton (GRAMMY® Award) and Larry Blank (three-time Tony Award Nominee). 2023-24 season subscriptions now available. Click here for more information.
with The E-Collective & Chicago Philharmonic Visuals by Andrew F. Scott This electrifying multi-media live performance showcases the deep and fruitful body of film scores by two-time Oscar Nominated composer and seven-time GRAMMY winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, whose lush orchestrations have augmented the humanitarian spirit and dramatic scope of over seventy films, from Malcolm X to Woman King to Red Tails. This incredible music comes to life at the hands of Blanchard’s sensational quintet and guest vocalists to be announced, accompanied by Chicago Philharmonic, with specially curated images of the films projected throughout the performance. 2023-24 season subscriptions now available. Click here for more information.