LOS ANGELES -- Lower-priced previews have begun at the Ahmanson Theatre for the kickoff national tour of Tony Award-nominated musical Swing!. The show officially opens Wed. Nov. 29 at 8 PM. Tickets range in price from $32.50 to $67.50 for previews and $35 to $70 for regular performances and are available at the Ahmanson box office and by phone. Director and choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett also announced her cast, which includes (in alphabetical order): Warren Adams, Jeb Bounds, Randie Shane Brotman, Michelle Aguilar Canaya, Kim Craven, Ann Crumb, Jessica Dillan, Desiree Duarte, Scott Fowler, Kevin Michael Gaudin, Alan H. Green, Roderick Harrelson, Bryan S. Haynes, Carrie Helms, William B. Hubert II, Bruce Lineberry, Charlie Marcus, Gary McIntyre, Marielys Molina, Sarah Jane Nelson, Jermaine R. Rembert, Lisa Richardson, Matt Rivera, A. Miles Simmons, Dana Solimando, Julie Voshell and Laurie Wells.
Swing! celebrates the music and dance phenomenon which swept the nation in the 30s and 40s, and which has returned to popularity today. The show opened on Broadway and won raves for its music, dance and flair, garnering six Tony Award nominations. More than a dance revue, Swing! crosses ethnic and cultural barriers, highlighting an eclectic mix of Jive, Latin Swing, West Coast Swing, Hip-Hop Swing and Country Western Swing. The all- singing, all-dancing evening features a mix of new and classic songs and over 30 dance numbers--some comic, some romantic, some sexy. Along with several original songs, Swing! features such classic songs as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got that Swing" and "Stompin' at the Savoy."
Ahmanson Theatre is located at 135 N. Grand Ave. For tickets and information call (213) 628-2772 or visit www.TaperAhmanson.com