Rhythm of the Arts presents


A Dia de Muertos Musical Adventure!

Friday, October 13, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25-54
Children 14 & under: $20

Runtime: 65 mins

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SUGAR SKULL! A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure is a touring bilingual/bicultural musical for young audiences and families that uses traditional regional music and dance from Mexico to tell the story of twelve-year-old Vita Flores.

Vita 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 adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de Muertos. Featuring a company of gifted musicians and dancers, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike.



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Join us before the show for Catrina Calavera’s Celebración, our Preshow Party! There will be crafts, refreshments, music, and more! The cost to attend is included with your ticket. The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. 


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SUGAR SKULL! is supported in part by the ComEd Powering the Arts Grant.



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