Black Ensemble Theater to Host BREAKING ALL THE RULES Concert, 7/31

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Black Ensemble Theater to Host BREAKING ALL THE RULES Concert, 7/31

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and Executive Director Jackie Taylor announces a special one night-only concert, Breaking All The Rules, starring the Black Ensemble musicians. This special performance is an all-night jam with Black Ensemble's regular company of phenomenal musicians and also features several special guests. The performance will begin at 7:30 pm at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street.

Black Ensemble Music Director Robert Reddrick leads the Black Ensemble band in a night of breaking all the rules. The audience is invited to take pictures, dance, and sing along with the band and special guest performers. Breaking All The Rules will be a night to remember as the musicians jam to their favorite tunes and even accept song requests from the audience.

Tickets are available for $20 at www.blackensemble.org, (773) 769-4451 or at the Black Ensemble Theater Box Office, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago.

Founded in 1976, by the phenomenal producer, playwright and actress Jackie Taylor, Black Ensemble Theater is the only African American theater located in the culturally, racially and ethnically diverse north side Uptown community. Through its Five Play Season of Excellence, The Black Ensemble Theater dazzles audiences locally, nationally and internationally with outstanding original musicals that are entertaining, educational and uplifting. The Black Ensemble Theater has produced more than 100 productions and employed over 5,000 artists.

On November 18, 2011, The Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center opened and is able to accommodate larger-scale productions, bigger audiences and a wider range of educational programming. The new facility includes amenities such as a 299-seat main stage theater (double the capacity of the original venue); 14 offices, classroom space; rehearsal hall, dance studio, scene shop, costume shop, and wardrobe rooms; seven dressing rooms; rehearsal room for musicians; front lobby space with concession areas; and an indoor parking garage. The completion of a 150-seat theater, which will serve as an experimental stage for the work of the Black Playwright Initiative (BPI), is expected in to begin construction in 2014.

The mission of the Black Ensemble Theater Company is to eradicate racism and its devastating effects upon society through the theater arts. For more information on the Black Ensemble Theater Company, please visit www.BlackEnsembleTheater.org or call 773-769-4451.

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