From U Street to the Cotton Club, a musical journey of songs from gospel to jazz age by playwright Sybil Williams, will enthrall the audience at Source Theatre on January 5.
Songs by Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Fats Waller, among others, will be performed at the musical. The In Series hit from 2009 will be directed by Ken Yatta.
Local historian Tim Wright leads a companion tour before each performance to showcase U Street’s musical history.
“In commemoration of the seminal events of 1968, the In Series celebrates the spirit and significance of Washington D.C.’s Black Broadway,” notes the event brief. “Take the A-Train from D.C.’s thriving music scene on U St. to the roaring nightlife of the most famous of Harlem clubs — from the revolutionary home of the True Reformers to New York’s famed Cotton Club – this joint will most definitely be jumpin’!”
For more than 25 years the music organization In Series has been offering a unique blend of theater, opera, cabaret, poetry, performance art and chamber music to its audience. The In Series also brings Spanish and Latin-American culture shows in each season. Every year In Series also produces zarzuela, or Latino light opera.
General tickets are priced at $45, $40 for seniors, $25 for young professionals, and $20 for students.
You can buy tickets here.