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February 1st – March 5th, 2017


Sponsored by Daemen College & Hodgson Russ

  • "...a high-energy ride...the overall effect is dizzying virtuosity" The Buffalo News

The musical legacy of Duke Ellington is celebrated in this stylish and brassy retrospective revue that has taken audiences and critics by storm.  It’s a high-stepping salute that features such Ellington classics as Take the A Train, It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, Satin Doll, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, plus so many more!

The running time of the production is approximately 2 hours including intermission.

To view Production Photos by Jesse Sloier, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

To read the BuffaloVibe review, CLICK HERE.

To read the Buffalo News review, CLICK HERE.

To read the NY Theatre Guide review, CLICK HERE.

To read the SpeakUpWNY review, CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE to read Colin Dabkowski's Gusto interview with director/choreographer, John Fredo.

CLICK THE VIDEOS BELOW to see Footage from Dress Rehearsal and hear a Sneak Peek at the SOPHISTICATED LADIES Band!

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Music by Duke Ellington

Directed & Choreographed by John Fredo

Music Direction by George Caldwell

Set Design by Chris Schenk

Lighting and Sound Design by Chris Cavanagh

Costume Design by Kari Drozd

Hair, Wig and Make Up Design by Susan Drozd

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  • Student and Active Military discount tickets are also available. Please call the box office to purchase or for more information.
    Tuesday 10am-4pm
    Wednesday & Thursday 12pm-6pm
    Friday 12pm-6pm (until 7pm on performance nights)
    Saturday 12pm-3pm (performance Saturdays only)