A highlight this season is the world premiere of Stagger Lee, a musical that takes its title from the century-old folk song that became a Number One R&B hit for Lloyd Price in 1959. The story spans the 20th Century, tracing mythical characters in their quest to achieve the American Dream. The deep-seated themes of racism and the raw power of human will are sure to give you chills. And the music—from Joplin-inspired tunes to R&B and hip-hop—will definitely get your feet moving. Recommended for adults and high school students.
Stagger Lee was partially developed in workshops in collaboration with the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas as a part of Will Power's Meadows Prize residency.
TOP: Malaiyka Reid and Devin L. Roberts. Photo by Karen Almond.
|COME EARLY Before the play, join us for a free 30-minute informative talk designed to enhance your play-going experience. Given one hour before every performance, join Stagger cast member Babakayode Ipaye as he shares details about the play’s origins and context, as well as insight into the creative process behind the production.
|STAY LATE After the play, stick around for a free, brief, post-show conversation with Brierley Resident Acting Company and Stagger Lee cast member Hassan EL-Amin. Engage with other patrons, learn about the production, and share your insights about the play in a lively discussion.|
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Stagger Lee: The Study Guide......................................................
STAGGER LEE: The Characters
Get to know Billy and Delilah, Frankie and Johnny, Stagger Lee and Long Lost John.
Associate Producing Partner
JP MORGAN CHASE & CO.
Assistant Producing Partner
Haynes and Boone, LLP
A presentation of the
Kimberley and Scott Sheffield
Musical Theater Series