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Sugar Skull! A Día De Muertos Musical Adventure

November 12, 2024 • 10:00 AM

Merrill Auditorium

Twelve-year-old Vita Flores thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones. Why throw a party for the dead? But when a spirited candy skeleton suddenly springs to life, Vita finds herself on a magical, musical journey to unravel the true meaning of Día de Muertos. Meet Sugar Skull, a charismatic skeleton with a secret or two. With her skeletal new friend, Vita dances with ancient ancestors, sings with a sorrowful sorceress, escapes the trickster Chaneques, and even meets the famous Catrina Calavera. But can this clever youth gather the missing pieces needed for her family ofrenda before it’s too late? Developed by Rhythm of the Arts, Gregory Van Acker, Sinuhé Padilla, and Elena Aráoz, with Mexico Beyond Mariachi, SUGAR SKULL! is a joyous, heartfelt bilingual adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de Muertos with regional music and dance from Mexico
We welcome you to join us in the audience for the School-Time Performance of SUGAR SKULL! A Día De Muertos Musical Adventure! This performance is ideal for young audience members ages 3+. You will be in attendance along with local school groups on field trips. 


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2024 at 10 AM





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Does my child need a ticket? All patrons, including infants, must have a ticket to enter the venue. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian and must have a ticket for a seat adjacent to the adult. Babies under the age of 1 may attend for free and sit in their parent’s lap, but require a complimentary ticket to enter the venue. This may vary by event. Please contact PortTIX with questions.


Wheelchair accessible. Assistive Listening Devices available. Read more about accessibility at Merrill Auditorium. Ear protection available upon request. 
This performance is ASL interpreted.
This is a family-friendly performance. Guests are free to exit and re-enter the theater when necessary. The performance cannot be viewed from the lobby.

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