YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR OUR 2020 SEASON
Injustice and bigotry seem to be ruling our country in a way that we have never experienced before. Therefore, Black Ensemble Theater has declared our 2020 Season as the Season of Change. You will notice that our programming will be more aggressive in combatting the racism that is alive and well in America.
Legends the Musical: A Civil Rights Movement Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Written and Directed by Jackie Taylor
Is a bold musical journey that examines the effects of racism on America, a tribute to those who have fought against it and a demand for it to end. Legends is a serious call to action that will leave you with hope and an answer to the ongoing question, “What can I do?”
Previews: February 22nd, 23rd, 29th, March 1st
Open: March 5th
Close: April 12th
Written and Directed by Kylah Frye
You can’t judge a record by its cover. Take a listen to the B-side and a treasure you may find! In B-side, join us as we pay tribute to some of the greatest music of all time. Those tunes from the other side of the record. Songs that made us laugh, cry, dance, sing, build up movements and break down barriers. As we move through decades, genres, and musical variations, there’s something for everyone in this production. Music is a universal language and B-Side will have you speaking in tunes!
Previews: May 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th
Open: May 21st
Close: June 28th
I’m Every Woman: In Tribute to Chaka Khan
Written and Directed by Rueben D. Echoles
Chaka Khan exploded on the music scene and the world has never been the same. Through her life we have learned that with strength, perseverance and dedication to self – you can overcome anything and stay at the top of your game. This is not a Chaka Khan musical impersonation – there is only one Chaka Khan – but you can be absolutely certain that our outstanding women will give you a soaring tribute that you don’t want to miss.
Previews: August 15th,16th, 22nd, 23rd
Open: August 27th
Close: October 4th
Reasons: The Story of Earth, Wind, and Fire
Written and Directed by Daryl D. Brooks
Reasons takes us on a journey of how Earth, Wind, and Fire was formed from their humble beginnings, to become the musical revolutionaries that changed the course of music. How they took a vision that no one said would work, and turned it into a musical powerhouse that still lives on today.
Previews: November 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th
Open: November 19th
Close: January 10th, 2021
FIVE PLAY CARD SPECIAL
We are greatly reducing the price of our highly popular 5 Play Card to a historical $225 which makes the price $45 per ticket.
The Five Play Card is very flexible, it allows the holder to see all 4 plays of the 2020 season(plus one extra to bring a friend) or bring four friends to one play or any combination of purchase that you desire as long as it equals five.
The Five Play Card makes a great gift.