BLACK ENSEMBLE’S 42ND SEASON OF MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry
Written by L. Maceo Ferris/Directed by Daryl D. Brooks
Preview: February 17, 18, 23, 24th
Opens: February 25th
Closes: April 1st
A tribute to a man that revolutionized the music industry in an era of overt racism enforced by Jim Crow laws. With songs like Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B. Goode, the Black Ensemble pays tribute to one of the greatest rock and roll artists of our lifetime.
A New Attitude: In Tribute to Patti Labelle
Written and Directed by Rueben Echoles
Preview: May 5, 6, 11, 12th
Opens: May 13th
Closes: June 17th
A fun-filled tribute to the ultimate diva! A night of singing that is sure to have you “Over the Rainbow”.
Rick Stone: The Blues Man
Written and Directed by Jackie Taylor
Previews: July 14, 15, 20, 21st
Opens: July 22nd
Closes: August 26th
A tribute to the greatest blues musicians that ever graced the stage! This production is a blues lover’s smorgasbord, featuring Rick Stone, Theo Huff
and Dwight Neal.
Hip Hop Revolution
Written and Directed by Rueben Echoles and Daryl D. Brooks
Preview: September 29, 30th & October 5, 6th
Opens: October 7th
Closes: November 4th
This review takes us on a journey through decades of Hip Hop music and just how it changed the music industry that we have today. With artists like Biz Markie, Doug E. Fresh, Public Enemy, Lauryn Hill, Biggie, and Tupac, this show is sure to entertain and educate on a musical genre that has taken the world by storm!
Women Of Soul
Written and Directed by Daryl D. Brooks
Preview: December 8, 9, 14, 15th
Opens: December 16th
Closes: January 27th
Women of Soul guides us through the life of some of the most powerful women of soul music. Women like Chaka Khan, Sade, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Teena Marie and the incomparable Whitney Houston made a huge impact on the music industry. “Women of Soul” Takes a look at the struggles and the triumphs these women went through to reach the pinnacle of their success.