Count Basie

family series

Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie:
Starring Indigo Blume

Thursday, March 16, 2023
7 p.m. 

Woltosz Theatre 

Find your voice in this feathery adventure.

New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander brings two of his beloved children’s books—Acoustic Rooster and Indigo Blume—to the stage in a world premiere Kennedy Center commission. Alexander teams up with his writing partner Mary Rand Hess and long-time musical collaborator Randy Preston to tell a story about being scared, being brave and believing in yourself. With special guests like Duck Ellington and Ms. Dairy Parton—plus Preston appearing as Acoustic Rooster—this musical adaptation will have children (and families) dancing in their seats.

Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie: Starring Indigo Blume is presented by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Adapted from the books by Kwame Alexander
By Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess
Music by Randy Preston
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown


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