From My Hometown: A Rags to Riches Celebration of the American Dream In Classic Rhythm and Blues (Musical) (Ohio Premiere)
Conceived by Lee Summers Written by Lee Summers, Ty Stephens & Herbert Rawlings, Jr.
September 27 - October 13, 2013
Preview Performance - Thursday, September 26th @ 7:30 PM
This musical follows the tale of three enthusiastic singers-to-be (Philly, Memphis and Detroit) who hop to New York City in the early 1980s for their big shot at fame: a talent contest at the Apollo. It consists of 37 R&B songs; most of them are pre-existing numbers by such writers as Isaac Hayes and Steve Cooper but there are also several new ones by Lee Summers, Ty Stephens, and Herbert Rawlings, Jr. Some of the well-known songs include "Chain Gang," “Me and Mrs. Jones,” “Try a Little Tenderness,” “Stand By Me” and “Tobacco Road.”