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Duke Ellington School of the Arts Twilight: Los Angeles 1992

By • Mar 29th, 2012 • Category: Cappies

Overall, Duke Ellington’s production was well executed and deeply moving. The minimalist sets and costumes let the actors tell the story, which they did with energy and enthusiasm.




Duke Ellington School of the Arts Dreamgirls

By • Dec 14th, 2010 • Category: Cappies

Duke Ellington School of the Arts shined brightly in their recent production of Dreamgirls.




Duke Ellington School of the Arts Aftermath II: The Silence Soldiers: Breaking the Appearance of Delicacy

By • Mar 23rd, 2010 • Category: Cappies

Aftermath II: The Silence Soldiers: Breaking the Appearance of Delicacy is an original play by students from Duke Ellington School of the Arts about the pain and suffering of women all around the world. What was produced was a stunning production that pushed both the actors and the audience far out of their comfort zone.




Duke Ellington School of the Arts Our Town

By • Mar 16th, 2009 • Category: Cappies

Playwright Thornton Wilder once described Our Town as “a little play with all the big subjects in it.” Duke Ellington School of the Arts tackled “the big subjects” in the play with grace and determination Thursday evening in a standout production of Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize winner.




Washington Post: “Second Act” Behind the Scenes at Duke Ellington’s The Wiz

By • Apr 12th, 2008 • Category: Cappies, News, Published Elsewhere

Robin Rose Parker wrote a wonderful behind the scenes article “Second Act” about Duke Ellington School of the Arts’ February production of The Wiz. The production had a $200,000 budget, and involved nearly 200 students from all eight of the school’s arts disciplines: theater (acting), technical theater, dance, vocal music, instrumental music, visual arts, museum […]




Duke Ellington School of the Arts The Wiz

By • Feb 11th, 2008 • Category: Cappies

The Wiz Duke Ellington School of the Arts The Ellington Theatre, Washington, DC $20/$15 12 and under Through February 15th One fully expects a production by the famous Duke Ellington School of the Arts (DESA) to be incredible, and the collaborative effort put in to The Wiz does not disappoint. From the beautiful costumes and […]




Duke Ellington School of the Arts The Glass Menagerie

By • Apr 24th, 2007 • Category: Cappies

Tom runs out – as the lights dim, he narrates for the last time, trapped in his guilty memories of his sister Laura, who he left behind. Duke Ellington‘s production of The Glass Menagerie was powerful and moving, evoking the haunting themes of the impossibility of escape and the trap of memory. Written by Tennessee […]