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Tuxedo Junction


School Performances:

February 8-25, 2011 at 10:00am & 12:30pm

Home School Day:

February 17, 2011

Sign Language Day:

February 11, 2011 at 12:30pm

Family Day Performance:

Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 2:00pm

Written by: Cheryl L. Davis

Directed by: Abe Reybold

Scenic Design by: Will Lowry

Music Direction by: Dr. Ray Reach

Lighting Design by: Renee Butcher

Costume Coordination by: Kendra Peine

Music Inspired by: Erskine Hawkins

You'll tap your toes and dance in the aisles as BCT presents Tuxedo Junction, a World Premiere musical based on the early life of legendary jazz musician, and Birmingham native, Erskine Hawkins. Honoring Black History Month and the first inductee in the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, join us on the journey of a musician and athlete who learned that life is about making choices – and experience live jazz music along the way. For teachers, classroom exercises are plentiful and examine American Jazz, the Civil Rights Movement and the need for a solid educational foundation for success. Commissioned as part of BCT's New Voices Project and written by playwright Cheryl L. Davis, Tuxedo Junction is made possible by a special gift from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support provided by the Joseph S. Bruno Foundation and Protective Life Foundation.

Recommended for: 2nd-8th Grades, or 6-12 yrs.

School Group Bookings: Contact Teresa Shepperd at (205) 458-8899