A. Alyce Claerbaut Talks ‘Sugar Hill: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker’

Get ready for a musical journey like never before as Tony Award winning producers David Garfinkle and Ron Simons unveil the World Premiere of “SUGAR HILL: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker.” This extraordinary production, a jazz-steeped reimagining of The Nutcracker, pays homage to the genre-defying collaboration of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The enchanting melodies of Ellington and Strayhorn set the stage for a mesmerizing performance, and it’s all happening at Chicago’s historic Auditorium Theatre, from December 20th through December 30th.

The world renowned newspaper publication, The Chicago Defender, got an exclusive interview with A. Alyce Claerbaut, executive producer of ‘Sugar Hill’ and the niece of Billy Strayhorn. She is also the President of Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc. The Defender talks with Alyce as they delve deeper into the making of this groundbreaking production. Read more by going to: chicagodefender.com/a-alyce-claerbaut-talks-sugar-hill-the-elligton-strayhorn-nutcracker/