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We are Fundraising for a unique theatre production with possible movie to follow.
it tells the story about love-romantic, spiritual, and toward our fellow humans, all as told from the view of Duke Ellington, one of americ's and world's greatest and most celebrated composer/musicians. it's a message the world needs in this day and age. Okay so what is this project you ask?
The working title is :SACRED its all about love .
in the words of Duke Ellington, life's "all about love, and a few questions we ask along the way. Duke late in life wrote what are known as his three Sacred Concerts. Duke described this work as "the most important thing I have ever done" We are telling the story of Duke and the emotions behind his Sacred concerts. Sacred is designed to touch the hearts and grab hold of the audience in the first ten seconds, and never let go. The story will be told through story telling, music, dance, and over the top staging, and a few surprises along the way. The show is not "preachy" but entertaining, filled with humour and non-denominational. The show was conceived by the late Manny Fox, a great American producer and director, who worked with host of American theatre and musical artists during his career. Manny was best known as the lead producer for the hit 1980s Broadway musical Sophisticated Ladies. As Manny got older he wanted to do one last show. Manny and his friends/business/writing partner Bill Mortimer, along with a few others (including our own Father Alan Cox), spent 18 months developing and writing the show, but Manny passed on in September 2012, before the show was completed. since then the team has continued to move forward to complete the show and are ready to put on the show! along the way Mercedes Ellington our Artistic Director and dukes Granddaughter has brought a lot to the show including some unique insights into her grandfather that have been added to the storyline. Also joining the team is London's own Adam Murray, an accomplished dancer, choreographer and director.
About Duke Ellington : he was based in new York city from mid 1920's onwards and gained a national and international fame which started with his orchestra's appearance at the cotton club in Harlem. in 1930s his orchestra toured in Europe and eventually went to Russia, England, and China among many venues. Duke has entertained Kings Queens Presidents and others all over the world.
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Apr 30, 2018
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SACRED It’s All About Love©
We are telling the story of Duke and the emotions behind his Sacred concerts designed to touch the hearts of the audience in the first ten seconds, and never let go.The story will be told through storytelling, music, dance over the top staging, and a few surprises along the way.
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