BWW Blog: Emma Suttell - A Bitter-Sweet Closing- as a Stage Manager in Training
by Guest Blogger: Emma Suttell - Mar 6, 2017

As I am writing this, I can already say that I miss the cast that I worked with terribly. There's nothing that makes my heart so full as working with forty-three 5-10 year olds who are all truly passionate about theatre. Closing this show- my first one learning how to stage manage- has been extremely bittersweet. Training as a stage manager has been one of the most difficult things I have ever done, and I have a newfound respect for everyone that works tech for any show, anywhere. I've student assisted two other shows, but Winnie the Pooh strengthened my knowledge in tech beyond belief! I'm so grateful to all of my production staff for everything they taught me throughout the show- they've all teched several shows themselves, and I am so grateful they passed along their tips and techniques to me!  (more...)

Black Pearl Sings! Plays Onstage at VSC, Runs 1/17-2/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2012

African-American folk songs and spirituals will fill the Wells Theatre as Virginia Stage Company presents Black Pearl Sings! by Frank Higgins. (more...)

Black Pearl Sings! Plays Onstage at VSC, Runs 1/17-2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2012

African-American folk songs and spirituals will fill the Wells Theatre as Virginia Stage Company presents Black Pearl Sings! by Frank Higgins. (more...)

Black Pearl Sings! Plays Onstage at VSC, Runs 1/17-2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2012

African-American folk songs and spirituals will fill the Wells Theatre as Virginia Stage Company presents Black Pearl Sings! by Frank Higgins. (more...)

San Jose Rep Announces BLACK PEARL Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2010

San Jose Repertory Theatre is proud to present the cast of the West Coast Premiere of the musical drama: Black Pearl Sings! Jannie Jones, in the title role, will belt out soul-stirring spirituals and African American folk songs, including 'Kum Ba Yah,' 'Little Sally Walker,' 'This Little Light of Mine,' and 'The Wabash Cannonball,' while Jessica Wortham plays Susanna Mullally, a song collector for the Library of Congress who travels the country seeking little-known melodies. Music unites the strangers in a powerful story that illuminates America's racial divisions and the attempts of the two women to bridge them. Performances begin September 2nd and continue until September 26th. Pay What You Will performance is on Thursday, September 2 at 8:00 p.m. Press Opening Night is on September 8 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the San Jose Rep Box Office at 101 Paseo de San Antonio or can be purchased online at www.SJRep.com or by calling 408.367.7255. Ticket prices range from $35 to $74. (more...)