Phantom Star Norm Lewis Is Part of Ellington at Christmas, Starting Today at the Apollo

News   Phantom Star Norm Lewis Is Part of Ellington at Christmas, Starting Today at the Apollo
 
Ellington at Christmas: Nutcracker Suite, a tribute to the work of the late Duke Ellington, begins a weekend run at the Apollo Theater Dec. 13.

Norm Lewis
Norm Lewis

Show times at the famed venue are Dec. 13 at 3 PM and 8 PM and Dec. 14 at 3 PM.

Scheduled to perform are David Berger Jazz Orchestra, Tony nominee Norm Lewis, Priscilla Baskerville, Jason Samuels Smith, Dance Theatre of Harlem students and the 50-voice Arts High School Advance Choir.

Under the musical direction of David Berger, this holiday presentation, according to press notes, includes "excerpts from Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker Suite, featuring jazz interpretations of the original Tchaikovsky composition arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, and an excerpt from Ellington’s Sacred Music Concert. With narration by actor Norm Lewis, the two-part program will also feature singers and Priscilla Baskerville, tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith, a mass gospel choir of over 50 voices, and Dance Theatre of Harlem."

Tickets are available at The Apollo Theater Box Office, (212) 531-5305, 253 West 125th Street, and Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

Visit apollotheater.org for more information.

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