REMEMBERING JAMES- THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF JAMES BROWN Continues Tour Stop In Los Angeles
Weathersby Productions is continuing their 2019-2020 tour Theatre season, in Los Angeles at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre. The new musical REMEMBERING JAMES- The Life and Music of James Brown will perform Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, Two shows only.
Based on the life and music of James from the years of 1951 starting out in the beginning of his career to 1968 when the nation was stunned from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's assassination.
Starting out as a gosepl singer apart of a local choir to bravely stepping on a stage in a club, soon being recognized and signed by Federal Records.
Remembering James- The Life and Music of James Brown Features songs such as "Please Please," "I Feel Good," and "This is a Man's Man's World ,". Over the years, James Brown's Story has been told through many documentaries and was adapted into the 2014 motion picture "GET ON UP" starring Chadwick Boseman. Now Dedrick Weathersby is telling the stage version ONLY between the years of 1951-1968. Weathersby stated "This is very much on purpose and should be taken as such".
"REMEMBERING JAMES takes you behind the scenes of the music that many grew up on and still singing or playing today. The rise of James Brown is incredibly compelling, while also showing the isolation between national matters and the music industry" said Producer and Creator Dedrick Weathersby. "And I couldn't be more pleased to have William "Will Roc" Griffin, a previous Los Angeles resident and former member of Herbie Hancock tour band; taking on the musical direction of this fast paced theatrical presentation. His brilliant sense of arranging all the classic songs, really allows the connection with audiences and those who seen Mr. Brown live."
Directed by Dedrick Weathersby , REMEMBERING JAMES will feature musical direction by William Griffin "Will Roc". The cast will be led by Dedrick Weathersby as James Brown, David Flynn as Ben Bart, and Donna Marie as Velma Warren Brown.
The Band will consist of Will Roc on Keyboard, Jae "Stix" Jackson on drums, Gary Kirven on Bass, Ronald Williams on Guitar, Jon Papenbrook on Trumpet, Ed Wynne on Saxophone and Duane Benjamin on Trombone.
Performances of REMEMBERING JAMES performs Two Shows only on Oct 26 & 27, Saturday and Sunday. Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $42 Seniors/Active Military-Veterans, $48 General Admission, $52 VIP and $30 for subscribers. Tickets can be purchased through The Weathersby Productions Box Office, open Monday-Friday from noon until 6 p.m., by phone at (925) 262-7276, or online at www.rememberingjamesonemanshow.com
Patrons seeking group tickets should call to make arrangements.