The Darktown Strutter's Ball

Written by Leslie McCurdy with Cassel Miles (based on an original script by Leslie McCurdy)

A Theatre Orangeville Mainstage Production

The song The Darktown Strutters’ Ball was the earliest jazz recording ever made, and it was written by Shelton Brooks, an Afro-Canadian who was the music industry’s first superstar.

This World Premiere will take you on a musical journey through time, humbling us with the stories of how many black artists have paved the way for actors like Leslie & Cassel to stand on their shoulders, enabling them to tell this story today.

The Darktown Strutters’ Ball pays tribute to musical greats such as Bert Williams & Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson, Billie Holiday & Nat King Cole, Harry Belafonte, many of the Motown greats, James Brown, Bob Marley, even taking us up to some of the popular rap artists of today! Join us in celebrating these stories and songs of artists who have helped shape the music industry as we know it today.

This Strutters’ Ball is for people just like you, people who like to strut their stuff… and it’ll be a party as ever a party could be!

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In person Individual Tickets
Regular Evening: $49
Regular Preview/Matinee/Relaxed: $41
Student: $25

Note: This performance does contain mature language. Please contact our box office with any questions or concerns. 

**Ticket prices are inclusive of all fees and HST.**


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