Local children join the professional dance company to retell the story with Ellington's music mixed in with tunes from Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Rihanna and more soul and hip-hop artists.
The show will be performed at two locations. Tickets for the Stuart Hobson Middle School performances must be purchased in advance by calling 202-785-0035. See the Web site for reduced rates for advance purchases.
Performances at Stuart Hobson Middle School will be at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.
Performances at the Publick Playhouse will be at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19.