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2012/2013 Season Announced! Check Out What's On The Line-Up!
Date :2012-05-09

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Jubilee Theatre's 2012-13 Season: Looking Back

FLIGHT
Written by Charlayne Woodard
Previews: 9/21/2012
Plays: 9/28 - 10/21/2012

In 1858, on a plantation in Georgia, a young mother is suddenly sold, leaving behind her husband and five-year-old son. Through a magical evening of storytelling, music and dance, the enslaved community comes together, not only to comfort father and son, but to heal and strengthen themselves. FLIGHT is an inspirational theatrical experience for the whole family. These empowering stories, based on actual slave narratives and American/African-American folktales, celebrate the African-American oral tradition as it passes from generation to generation...to you.

 

Black Spurs (A Jubilee Theatre Original Musical)
Written by Celeste Bedford Walker
Music by Ron Hasley
Previews: 11/24/2012
Plays: 11/30 - 12/30/2012

A family Musical about the colorful and diverse history that shaped the wild wild west. A young man sets out to avenge his father's death and save the family farm by joining a trail ride and winning a bull-riding contest. Along the way he meets a cast of characters that helped to tame the west.

 

Black Pearl Sings (A play with music)
Written by Frank Higgins
Previews: 1/25/2013
Plays: 2/1 - 2/24/2013

Highlighted by beautiful, a cappella renditions of little-known American folk songs, this play tells the Depression-era story of two extraordinary women: a gifted singer stuck in a Texas prison and the Library of Congress song collector who is determined to introduce her silky voice and steely spirit to the world.

 

Trav'lin (Premiere Musical)
Written by Gary Holmes and Allan Shapiro
Composer J.C. Johnson
Previews: 3/29/2013
Plays: 4/5 - 4/28/2013

A humorous, heart-warming story of three couples playing the game of love in 1930's Harlem. The action centers on George, a retired Pullman porter and church deacon, and the intriguing stranger he meets who is not the person she seems to be. The jazz-inflected score celebrates the music of Harlem Renaissance composer J. C. Johnson, and is reminiscent of many well-known, bluesy Broadway shows. Trav'lin captures the music and energy of Harlem through the vision of a renowned composer.

 

Knock Me A Kiss (Comedy)
Written by Charles Smith
Previews: 5/17/2013
Plays: 5/24 - 6/16/2013

A romanticized account of the real story about the 1928 marriage of W.E.B. Du Bois's daughter Yolande to one of Harlem's most celebrated poets, Countee Cullen. The marriage was said to have marked the height of the Harlem Renaissance as it created a soical celebration around the perfect union of black talent and beauty. Secrets are revealed and truths come to light as we discover the scandal that rocked the renaissance.

 

Mirandy and Brother Wind
Written by Patricia C. McKissack, Adapted by Michael J. Bobbitt
Music and Lyrics by John L. Cornelius
Previews: 7/12/2013
Plays: 7/19 - 8/11/2013

It's Spring, 1906 in Ridgetop, South Carolina. Mirandy is excited about the Annual Junior Cakewalk dance and is determined to catch the legendary Brother Wind and have him as her dance partner. Mirandy and her friends try every trick the can think of to capture Brother Wind and along their journey they learn wonderful lessons about friendship, family and being free. This musical is perfect family entertainment for the hot summer months.