Broadway In The Hood Presents ORPHAN BLUES, THE GOSPEL MUSICAL 6/25-27

By: May. 25, 2010
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A Source of Joy Theatricals, Inc., a National Theatre program dedicated to having a positive impact on urban communities across America, proudly presents ORPHAN BLUES, THE GOSPEL MUSICAL at the West Las Vegas Library Performing Arts Theatre. All performances are FREE and open to the public on Friday, June 25th at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 26th at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 27 at 4 p.m. (times vary.)

Sponsors for this musical journey include the Las Vegas Clark County Library District, Las Vegas Boys & Girls Club, Shade Tree Shelter, Imagine and Ladies Advocating Christian Entertainment (L.A.C.E.)

ORPHAN BLUES, THE GOSPEL MUSICAL chronicles a multi-racial universe of homeless kids between the ages of 6 to 19 living in a Las Vegas homeless shelter on a quest to help oNe Young girl, 6 year old Angel, find her birth father. Youth shelter owner, "Nanny Rebecca" introduces an array of colorful characters that help little Angel understand she can achieve greatness even without her birth parents being a part of her life and in spite of the negative surrounding her. Nanny Rebecca also helps Angel to see that there is only one Father who can pick her up, turn her life around, and place her feet on solid ground regardless of any circumstance.
Written by the cast and directed by Torrey A. Russell, ORPHAN BLUES, THE GOSPEL MUSICAL casts actors who embody resilience, courage and strength and who has themselves survived homelessness, death from domestic & gang violence, prostitution and sexual abuse. Together with several of Las Vegas' top gospel singers (including Vanessa Williams-Jackson, Tina Leeper, Stephanie Anderson, Derrick Lo), this multi-talented ensemble will have you clapping your hands, stomping your feet, and shouting hallelujah in the aisles with a musical score comprised from some of Broadway and gospel's greatest hits. (* Due to mature themes this production is not recommended for children under the age of 10.)

Established in 2009, A Source of Joy Theatricals, Inc. applies the same standards of excellence to its programs that is applied to professional theatres across the country. Teens and young adults between the ages of 14-20, learn from professional directors, choreographers, technicians and master chefs. The craft services program is specially designed, by co-founder Preston Coghill, for high school juniors and seniors living in the surrounding urban neighborhoods to learn how to develop, plan and implement the catering needs of a full stage production.

About A Source of Joy Theatricals, Inc.: Founded by Torrey Russell and Preston Coghill and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., A Source of Joy Theatricals, Inc. is dedicated to having a positive impact on communities across America plagued with gangs and domestic violence, drugs, and murder with a primary focus on teens and young adults between the ages of 14 to 20. Programs include: education, cultural arts and culinary arts craft services. A Source of Joy Theatricals, Inc. and "Broadway in the Hood" is a 501c3 non-profit. For more information or to make a donation, call 877-323-0 JOY (569).


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