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Nicholas Leichter and Monstah Black Bring ‘The Whiz’ to D.C.

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Nicholas Leichter and Monstah Black’s take on a classic American tale, The Whiz: Obamaland, will be presented at Washington, DC’s Dance Place on March 26 at 8:00 p.m. and March 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Emerald City in The Whiz: Obamaland (Photo courtesy Nicholas Leichter Dance)

Featuring choreography by Leichter and a commissioned score by Black with added musical selections, The Whiz combines song, dance, and theatrical extravaganza. The 75-minute work showcases an array of different dance, performance, and music styles—house, funk, postmodern, drag, hip-hop, contemporary, and psychedelic.

The cast includes Nicholas Leichter Dance members Lauren Basco, Wendell Cooper, Aaron Draper, Stephanie Liapis, Dawn Robinson, Laurie Taylor, and Keon Thoulouis, plus Leichter, Black, and special guests.

Dance Place is located at 3225 Eighth Street NE. Tickets are $22 general admission; $17 for members, seniors, students, teachers, and artists; and $8 for those 17 and under. To purchase tickets visit www.danceplace.org or call 202.269.1600.

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