The Life and Music of James Brown from 1951-1968
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REMEMBERING JAMES - THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF JAMES BROWN Makes Tour Stop at The Aronoff Center for the Arts
The new Jukebox Musical, about the Life and Music of James Brown covering the years of 1951-1968.
Remembering James, a 90 minute musical tells the story of The Godfather of Soul, from 1951-1968 with thought provoking narration. From his early days first starting out and spanning nearly two decades of what would become a monumental career, we see how a divided country, the growing Civil Rights movement and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shaped James Brown's work. A eight-piece band accompanies, bringing the passion of Mr. Brown's music alive while offering a message of hope to a grief stricken nation looking for a moment of healing and celebration.
written by & starring Dedrick Weathersby and Featuring the Remembering James Band. E'tian Larue as Bobby Byrd and NaTusha Howard as Velma Brown.
Directed by: Gary D. Ferguson
Featuring: William "Will Roc" Griffin- Musical Director, SeanMichael Rodgers as Danny Ray/Cape Man, Jordan Burns (Famous Flames), AB Davis (Famous Flames), Chris Mason (Famous Flames) and Jason Bowens (Famous Flames), Sheryl Lucky (Super Bad Girls), Dusharme Davis (Super Bad Girls), Ashanti Watson (Super Bad Girls).
The Show is also presented in a 60 minute Concert production. Reliving the 1968 Boston Garden Concert. While the country was outraged and mourning the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr; James Brown restores order and peace with a legendary concert at The Boston Garden.
Presented by Weathersby Productions and SuperBad Theater Company