Sunday, October 13
Sugar Skull! A Día de los Muertos Musical Adventure
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, escapes the trickster Chaneques, and even meets the famous Catrina Calavera. But can this clever youth help him get on the train before it’s too late?
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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Open Captioning will be available.
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.