Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Theatre/Stage

When she was a struggling actress many years ago, Ann Perry Wallace dreamed of performing a one-woman play. This weekend, that dream will come true. “I was a struggling, young actress working in Chicago at Roosevelt University in international admissions,...
Award-winning poets Ranieka Johnson and Aneisha Wright had such a successful run with an event called “Black Chick Monologue” that they decided to take another step forward with “MENace to Society.” “(We) discussed the day-to-day issues that black women faced,”...
The real-life drama that culminated with the removal of Confederate-era statues from what had been two Memphis-owned parks will be the subject of a play being developed by Ekundayo Bandele, founder and CEO of the Hattiloo Theatre. With Bandele and...
by Joyce Kyles Attendees witnessed a future Misty Copeland, Ashley Murphy or Ebony Williams over the Memorial Day weekend as they experienced a magical twist on the  broadway classic “Annie” at the Ballet on Wheels Dance School and Company’s End...
by Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, Special to The New Tri-State Defender An artful, multi-media presentation of Alzheimer’s awareness will soon take the stage at Southwest Tennessee Community College, allowing live-stream viewers throughout the Mid-South to post comments as the action...
I've heard quite a bit about "The Room Where it Happens," which apparently is a number in the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton." I'll know for sure soon enough. While "Media Night" isn't until Wednesday night, "Hamilton" begins its run at...
“Hamilton” is here. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Brooklyn Cobbige has. The 12-year-old knew all the songs inside out even though she’d never seen it – before Tuesday night, that is. Her father, Greg, took her to opening night of...
Whatever you do, don’t call Naturally 7 an a cappella group. Not that they’d mind — that’s how they got started — but a cappella just isn’t accurate, not anymore. When the internationally renowned group takes the stage at...
by Tracy Sow, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Hattiloo Theatre’s production of “Raisin” is the musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s timeless “A Raisin in the Sun,” which depicts a black family’s struggle to achieve the American dream. Set in segregated...
Ekundayo Bandele and Hattiloo Theatre first staged “Mahalia” in 2007. Each subsequent production has been special in its own way, as will the 2018 rendition.  Civil rights activist. Gospel singer. Restaurant owner. Musical pioneer. These are just a few of...