From Shuffle to Show Boat: Prelude to the American Musical explores how the musical came to be, drawing from vaudeville, operetta, blues and Tin Pan Alley. KenYatta Rogers directs this cabaret-style show, written by Sybil Roberts and choreographed by Angelisa Gillyard. Part of the Intersections: A New America Arts Festival at the Atlas. A mix of music from 1920s black musicals, operetta tunes, and blues, jazz and Tin Pan Alley selections. Saturday, Feb. 25, and March 3, at 4 p.m., Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 4, at 5 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. Tickets are $37. Call 202-399-7993 or visit atlasarts.org.
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