Vanity Lane: The Ballet

Book written by La’Toya Princess Jackson
Composed by Jared Hettrick, Gordon Williams, and Paul Sayed
Directed by Darius Johnson ’18
Produced by Hakeem Angulu ’20, Feyi Edun ’18, Hannah Lemmons ’20

PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES

Farkas Hall

Thursday, March 22nd at 7:30pm (open dress rehearsal)
Friday, March 23rd at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 24th at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 25th at 2:00pm

Run time: 2 hours, with intermission

ABOUT THE SHOW

Vanity Lane is an original fairy-tale and ballet written by La’Toya Princess Jackson and choreographed by Jean Appolon with music composed by Jared Hettrick, Gordon Williams, and Paul Sayed.

Vanity Lane is a study in opposites: electronic music with retro 80s influence, classical ballet blended with contemporary choreography, and a study of modern media told in fairy-tale format. It addresses the duality of beauty and self-worth and urges people to look beyond superficial beauty to find true beauty within.

The main character ElectrKPrincess is enchanted by a spell and transported to Crystalline City. She takes a journey down Vanity Lane where she confronts and overcomes three vanities. Vanity Lane rejects unhealthy media images, encourages individuality, and provides an interdisciplinary approach to exploring theater, music, and classical dance.

CAST

ElectrKPrincess …
Prince Al-Hakim …
Princess Iset …
Princess Bella …
Princess Nubia …
Princess Mandana …
Princess Zola …
Empress Candace …
Queen Makeda …
Empress Zewditu …
Inaros …
Sedalia …
Plastic …
Potion …
Perfection …
King Solomon …
Comrades …
Sacred Circle …
Royal courtesan and Attendants …

STAFF

Choreographer … Jean Appolon
Assistant Choreographer … Miranda Tyson
Director … Darius Johnson
Executive Producer … Feyi Edun
Assistant Executive Producer … Brandi Moore
Co-publicity Producer … Hakeem Angulu
Co-publicity Producer … Hannah Lemmons
Finance Producer …
Stage Manager …
Assistant Stage Manager … Skylar-Bree Takyi
Set Designer … Gabby Preston
Light Designer … Jason Sibrian
Sound Designer … Ata Amponsah
Props Designer … Lethu Ntshinga
Costume Designer … Madison Trice
Make-up Designer … Kelcee Everette