Billy Sunday

Fact Sheet

  • Emmy nominated
  • One-hour performance documentary
  • Premiered April 2008

Fascinating look into the rehearsal process for and performance of the revival of Billy Sunday, the groundbreaking ballet created by one Chicago icon – legendary choreographer Ruth Page – based on the life of another, the Chicago baseball player turned wildly popular evangelist preacher Billy Sunday.

Related Information

  • The dance was originally produced over 60 years ago in Paris, when The New York Times described it as "a real hoot. Its subject may be sermons, yet it's full of the devil."
  • The music for Billy Sunday includes references to church hymns and songs like "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."