SCAD Hosts BAM! Celebrating Black Artists In Music, Featuring Tituss Burgess, Solea Pfeiffer, and More

The event is this February 16 at the Lucas Theatre in Savannah.

By: Feb. 13, 2024
SCAD Hosts BAM! Celebrating Black Artists In Music, Featuring Tituss Burgess, Solea Pfeiffer, and More
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The Savannah College of Art and Design will host the SCAD Bee Sharps, the university's elite performance ensemble starring American Idol winner and SCAD alum Candice Glover (B.F.A., dramatic writing, 2022) for BAM!, Black Artists in Music, this February 16 at the Lucas Theatre in Savannah.

"This year's two BAM! performances in our SCAD hometowns promise an electrifying experience celebrating Black History Month with SCAD stars and special surprise guests," said SCAD president and founder Paula Wallace.

After two consecutive years of sold out shows, BAM! 2024 expands its celebration of Black History Month and Black musical artists with GRAMMY, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated stars from Broadway, TV and film. They will share the stage with the stars of tomorrow, including SCAD's premier vocal ensemble The Bee Sharps, SCAD students, and alumni.This year's shows will shine bright with the addition of stars of stage and screen including Solea Pfeiffer ("Hadestown" and "Almost Famous") and Brandon Victor Dixon ("Hamilton" and NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar").

The concert will include iconic hit songs from celebrated Black music artists of our time. From gospel, R&B, soul to jazz, spoken word, and dance - this uplifting and joyous concert will shine a light on how Black music artists have defined today's music and culture.

"BAM is a revolutionary experience that invites people of all ages and backgrounds to revel in the excellence of Black Artists in Music," said Glover. "Join us as we pay tribute to some of the most iconic artists and their biggest contributions to Black culture, and music from every genre. BAM is THE Black history concert that you don't want to miss!"

The Savannah concert will return to the Lucas Theatre on Friday, February 16th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for SCAD card holders, students, seniors, and the military or $35 for the general public.

The concert, from the minds of SCAD executive ensembles artistic director Mike Evariste (Les Miserables, South Pacific, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert) and choreographer and SCAD performing arts professor Tiffany Evariste (Aladdin, Motown) - Broadway veterans - will take us on a musical journey of joy, laughter and jubilation as the night pulls inspiration from the words of civil rights leaders of today and the past. From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Maya Angelou, and Nina Simone to James Baldwin, activists' words have had a major impact on the world and the creative minds of today's Grammy winning music artists.Audience members will experience a one night only extravaganza of SCAD students, faculty, and staff performers, including American Idol  winner and SCAD Music Coordinator Candice Glover (B.F.A., dramatic writing, 2022), SCAD Alums Terrence Williams Jr. (B.F.A., performing arts, 2022) and Kingdom Business and Empire star Kiandra Richardson (B.F.A., performing arts, 2013); members of the magnetic SCAD student ensemble, the Bee Sharps; and Emmy, Grammy, Tony nominated guest stars directly from Broadway, TV, and film.

"Get your groove on at the Lucas in Savannah," said President Wallace. "BAM! is one of my favorite events of the year!"

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