Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sugar Skull! A Día de los Muertos Musical Adventure

Family Series, Ordway Concert Hall

Approximate Run-time: 60 minutes

Written by Gregory Van Acker
Musical Arrangements by Sinuhé Padilla
Directed by Elena Aráoz

Young Vita thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones. Why throw a party for the dead? But when a candy skeleton on her abuelita’s cemetery ofrenda suddenly springs to life, Vita finds herself on a magical, musical journey to unravel the true meaning of Día de los Muertos. Meet Sugar Skull, a charismatic candy skeleton who dreams of riding the exclusive train to Who-Knows-Where. Along with her skeletal new friend, Vita dances with ancient ancestors, sings with a sorrowful sorceress, 

Sugar Skull! is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos. Featuring a company of gifted musicians and dancers, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike.


Ordway Pre-Show Play & Learn

Sunday, October 13, 2019

2:00PM | Concert Hall lobbies

Don’t miss out on the free “Play & Learn” lobbies one hour before the performance for art activities, music and movement demonstrations designed to enhance the performance presented by Electric Machete Studios in partnership with CLUES – Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio, El Colegio High School, and Festival de las Calaveras.


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Recommended Concert Hall seating locations for Open Captioned performances (subject to availability) are on the Main Floor between rows D – H in the 303-306 area.