Debbie Allen will direct and choreograph a revival of her dance musical Brothers of The Knight, featuring music by James Ingram, to run December 11-20 at the UCLA Freud Playhouse. There will be a gala benefit performance on December 12 to be benefit the Debbie Allen Dance Academy.
The production, which features young local talent, is based on The Brothers Grimm fairy tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses." It concerns the young Knight Brothers, who are forbidden to dance by their strict preacher father. They continue to sneak out night after night and the only clues to where they go are the torn-up shoes by their beds the next morning. When the housekeeper with magical powers catches onto their secret, will she turn them in?
Allen most recently directed the Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She is well known as a choreographer for stage, film, and television, having won many awards for her work. As an actress, she is also a two-time Tony Award nominee for West Side Story and Sweet Charity.
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