The Impact of Shuffle Along

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019 TO SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019

 

THE IMPACT OF SHUFFLE ALONG

written by BILL RUDMAN

directed by BILL RUDMAN and TONY F. SIAS

JELLIFFE THEATRE

 

It was one of the most significant musicals of the 20th century: a show written and performed entirely by African Americans; a show with exuberant songs by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle (including the mega-hit “I’m Just Wild About Harry”); the show that brought the Harlem Renaissance to the musical stage; and the first show that allowed black theatergoers to watch from the orchestra after so many years of segregated seating. George Gershwin, Fanny Brice and other luminaries of white musical theater gathered at Shuffle Along to see what they could learn from its ragtime music and spirited dancing, and the answer was: a lot. Two years ago, writer and director George C. Wolfe created a Broadway musical about this 1921 trailblazer; now it’s time for TMTP and Cleveland’s historic Karamu House to take our turn with a new multi-media concert.

 

THE ACTING COMPANY
Treva Offutt
Tony F. Sias
Justin C. Woody
Evelyn Wright
 
 
THE CREATIVE TEAM
COMING SOON
 
 
SPONSORED BY
COMING SOON
 
 
TICKETS
General: $30
TMTP Members: $25
Contact Group Sales: (216) 795-7077
 
 
RUNNING TIME: TWO HOURS, INCLUDING A 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION

 

 

ALL PERFORMANCES AT KARAMU HOUSE'S JELLIFFE THEATRE

ALL TICKETS PURCHASED WITHIN A WEEK OF A PERFORMANCE WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL. 

ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE 120 MIN BEFORE CURTAIN CALL.

 


 

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