Photo Flash: Black Ensemble Theater Presents THE MARVELOUS MARVELETTES, Now Through 9/7
Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the world premiere musical The Marvelous Marvelettes directed by Black Ensemble Associate Director Rueben D. Echoles. The Marvelous Marvelettes will be presented at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, July 18-September 7, 2014.
Check below for photos of the production!
Many people think that the most famous girl group to come out of Motown was The Supremes, but history says differently. It was five young teenagers from Inkster, Michigan who helped to propel Motown into national stardom and gave them their first "million-seller." The name of this dynamic group was The Marvelettes and their voices helped launch the company to prominence. Their name might not be as familiar as some of the other Motown legends, but the songs they made famous like "Don't Mess with Bill," "Hunter Gets Captured by the Game," "My Baby Must be a Magician," "Beechwood 45789," and "Please Mr. Postman" will guarantee their place in our musical memories forever. We're going to take you back to a dynamic era in history where the voices were more than just supreme - they were absolutely marvelous.
As with all Black Ensemble productions, the production features outstanding live music. The musicians are Music Director Robert Reddrick(drums), Justin Dillard (keyboard), Herb Walker (guitar) and Danny O'Conner (bass).
Tickets: $55 on Saturday matinees; and $65 on Fridays, Saturday evenings, and Sundaymatinees. A 10% discount is available for students, seniors, and groups. Buy online at www.blackensemble.org or call (773) 769-4451.
Photo Credit: Danny Nicholas
Alanna Taylor as Wanda
Ereatha McCullogh as Mrs. Sharpley and Rober N. Isaac as Berry Gordy
Robert N. Isaac as Berry Gordy
Katrina Richard as Georgeanna, Marquecia Jordan as Georgia, Melanie McCullough as Gladys, Kylah Frye as Juanita and Christina Harper as Katherine