Rarely Seen HALLELUJAH, BABY! Revives Next Week at MTG
Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will celebrate Black History Month with the rarely produced HALLELUJAH, BABY!. The one-night-only concert event will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM with original cast members Freda Payne and Robert Hooks scheduled to be in attendance.
From the creative team of Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Arthur Laurents, four of the most significant writers in the history of the American Musical Theatre, comes HALLELUJAH, BABY! The winner of six Tony© Awards, including "Best Musical", and making a star of its original leading lady, Leslie Uggams, it tells the story of Georgina, a beautiful, talented and ambitious young African-American woman who is on a quest to follow her dreams in an America that constantly discriminates against her. Through her eyes we span the first half of the 20th century. Tuneful, exciting and joyous, it's nearly fifty years old, but it sings the gospel truth of America's difficult quest for racial equality as if it were written yesterday.
HALLELUJAH, BABY! will star Sharon Catherine Brown as Georgina and Carol Dennis as Momma with MTG members Joe Hart, Damon Kirsche, Kelly Lester, Natalie Wachen and guest artists Eric B. Anthony, Trevon Davis and Anthony Manough rounding out the cast. The musical will be directed and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach and is under the production supervision of Jeffrey Scott Parsons.
This week, Trevon Davis, MTG's "Clem", sat down with Broadway's original "Clem", Robert Hooks, for this fascinating interview: http://bit.ly/2kAIdly It highlights why HALLELUJAH, BABY! is still relevant 50 years later.
The Musical Theatre Guild's 21st season concludes on May 7, 2017 with a staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein's STATE FAIR.
The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd in downtown Glendale, CA. Season and single tickets are available by visiting www.alextheatre.org or by calling 818-243-ALEX. Additional information on MTG can be found at www.musicaltheatreguild.com.