Black Ensemble Theater presents the world premiere of From Doo Wop to Hip Hop, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor and Associate Director Rueben Echoles and produced by Jackie Taylor. From Doo Wop to Hip Hop will be presented at the new Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, February 15 - April 14, 2013. The official press opening is scheduled for Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 3:00PM. Check out the video highlights below.
As with all Black Ensemble Theater Productions, Robert Reddrick will serve as musical director. The Black Ensemble Musicians include Robert Reddrick on drums, Tracy Baker on bass, HerBert Walker on guitar, and Mark Moultrup and Andrea Moore on piano.
The cast includes: David Simmons, Monty Montgomery, Christopher Straw, Dwight Neal, Matthew Payne, Kelvin Roston Jr., Brandon Holmes, Lawrence Williams, Corey Wright, Cynthia Carter, Erin O'Shea, John Keating, Megan Murphy, Lisa Beasley, Danielle Davis and Marquicia Jordan.
The creative team includes Rueben Echoles (Choreography), Daryl Brooks (Production Manager), Dave Ferguson (Set Design), Denise Karczewski (Lights), Mike Pierce and Les Spires (Sound), June Saito (Costumes), Helen Latyak (Props), CoCo Lemry (Scenic Painter). Bekki Lambrecht is the
Technical Director, Emily Wall is the company stage manager and Victoria Spires is the Equity Stage Manager.
Tickets and The Five Play Card are available at the box office, 4450 N. Clark Street and by phone, (773) 769-4451. All performances are held at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street.