HARLEM, HARLEM “The spirit, the source, the sound, the singers – feel the fire, feel the music!” Conceived by Calvin Manson SAN DIEGO – Friday, Sept. 26 through October 12, 2014 – Ira Aldridge Repertory Players, in collaboration with SAN DIEGO CONTINUING EDUCATION, EDUCATIONAL CULTURAL COMPLEX, will open its 30th Theatre Season on a “hot note” with Harlem, Harlem, a musical revue reliving the music and the dances of the 1930’s, and featuring songs of numerous African-American artists who were popular during the Harlem Renaissance.
Set in a happening Harlem nightspot in the 1930’s, Harlem, Harlem celebrates the soul-stirring power, energy and enthusiasm of the Harlem Renaissance. This show captures the highs and the lows, the mood, the feelings and the powerful spirit of the Harlemnites. Harlem, Harlem is uplifting, inspiring, and emotionally satisfying. Music in the show includes that of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, and Louis Jordan. Harlem, Harlem is designed to brighten your spirits and lift you out of your seat. “Harlem, Harlem has historic values, cultural values and musical history. It’s a full evening with something for everyone,” said Manson. “Harlem, Harlem is an important selection of IARP and reinforces the Player’s effort to keep African-American literature alive and present. After 30 years, we are very proud to bring back this wonderful show on stage where it was originated.”
The artistic staff of Harlem, Harlem includes Director Calvin Manson, Founder and Artistic Director of IARP; Co-Director Gina M. Jackson, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Cultural Noire Performing Arts Company; Music Director Leon Alexander Matthews, Founder of the Leon Matthews Quintet; Choreographer C. Anthony Cole, Founder and Artistic Director of C. Anthony Cole Dance Company; Costume Designer Pearli Killens and Stage Manager Jackie Clark.
IARP’s Players are Faatima Harley, Aaron Holland, Kimberly Jackson, Roxanne Kibourne, Annie Lee, Esther Anthony-Thomas, Wesley Thomas and Ronald Williams.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFORMATION ALL PERFORMANCES AT:
EDUCATIONAL CULTURAL COMPLEX THEATRE 4343 OCEAN VIEW BLVD. SAN DIEGO, CA 92113
Previews are Thursday & Friday, September 25th & 26th.
Opening Night/Press Night is Saturday, September 27th.
The show will run through October 12th.
Evening performances are Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm. Sunday matinees are at 3:00pm.
$20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door – Senior/Student/Military $20
To purchase tickets go online to www.iarpplayers.org or call the box office at 619-283-4574.