Crowns

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Show Dates/Times

Ticket Prices

Adults: $23.00

Seniors (Age: 65+): $21.00

Students (with Student ID): $17.00

Groups (25+): $17.00

Synopsis

A moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of black history and identity as seen through the eyes of a young black woman who has come down South to stay with her aunt after her brother is killed in Brooklyn. Hats are everywhere, in exquisite variety, and the characters use the hats to tell tales concerning everything from the etiquette of hats to their historical and contemporary social functioning. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms, and the tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery and forward to the New Testament and current fashion. Some rap but predominantly gospel music and dance underscore and support the narratives. The conclusion finds the standoffish young woman, whose cultural identity as a young black Brooklyn woman has been so at odds with the more traditional and older Southern blacks, embracing hats and their cultural significance as a part of her own fiercely independent identity.


Crew

Director

Mary Lee Hoganson

President

Tony Labriola

Choreographer

Joshua Miller

Musical Director

Charles Hayes

Book

Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry

Cast

Coming soon.



Audition Info

Friday, January 17, 2020 -– 7:00-10:00pm
Sunday, January 19, 2020 -– 6:30-10:00pm

You may be asked to read from the script. Please have 32 bars of a song from the show prepared for your audition. There will be a dance audition – please dress appropriately. Please bring a photo of yourself that we may keep.

Character Descriptions

Coming soon.