sophladies copyAtlanta Lyric Theatre continues its 32nd season with the musical revue Sophisticated Ladies, a stylish and brassy celebration of Duke Ellington’s big-band sound. Ellington (1899-1974) was a composer, pianist and bandleader known for a jazzy, swinging style. The 1983 Broadway version was nominated for 10 Tony awards, snagging two, for its costumes and featured actor Hinton Battle. Expect to hear the Duke’s most famous numbers, including “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Satin Doll,” “Hit Me With a Hot Note,” “Solitude,” “I’m Beginning to See the Light,” “In a Sentimental Mood” and many more. We have half-price tickets for performances Jan. 3-10.

Purchase HERE. All tickets will be left at will call.

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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