A Lesson Behind The Music Of 'Stagger Lee,' Opening Friday At Dallas Theater Center | KERA News

A Lesson Behind The Music Of 'Stagger Lee,' Opening Friday At Dallas Theater Center

Jan 29, 2015

Stagger Lee opens Friday. It’s the Dallas Theater Center’s new musical – and KERA’s Art&Seek has spent the past year following the cast and crew. 

In the latest installment of the series, KERA’s Jerome Weeks gets a music lesson from composer Justin Ellington. Weeks reports: “Stagger Lee was born here, with a black cast and creative team – and lots of New York connections. A central challenge in this journey through the history of African-American music: how to evoke the spirit of a decade in just a few chords.” Explore the Stagger Lee series here.

Listen to the latest installment