The Break: The Scottsboro Boys (PODCAST)

Listen in as KC and the family discuss their recent field trip to see the controversial musical, The Scottsboro Boys, based off of the 1931 historic incident in Scottsboro, Alabama. Podcast guests include Chris Lehman, Arian White, and Tash Moseley.

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Track: “Golden Diva” by Flying Lotus

LA EVENTS: The Scottsboro Boys

The final collaboration by musical theatre giants Kander & Ebb is their most daring, original and rewarding.

The Scottsboro Boys will have you tapping your toes and screaming for justice as the tables are turned on one of the most infamous events in American history: nine African American men accused of a crime they did not commit.  This wildly entertaining show shocks and delights, and reverberates with glorious music, inspired storytelling, innovative staging and extraordinary performances. You’ll rejoice at the emotionally-charged power of The Scottsboro Boys. Five-time Tony Award®-winner Susan Stroman (The Producers) directs and choreographs with a book by David Thompson (Chicago revival) and music and lyrics by John Kander & Fred Ebb.

Tickets on sale now through Center Theatre Group!

LA EVENTS: Fela! Comes to Los Angeles

I’ve heard from countless folks that this is the “must-see” event of the year.

Direct from Broadway, the musical FELA !  is coming to Los Angeles this month! From December 13 – January 22, FELA ! will be playing at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Legendary Nigerian Fela Kuti was a musical dynamo and  a political powder keg who used his supercharged and  sexy Afrobeat sound and charismatic spirit to ignite and  inspire a generation to dare challenge a government of oppression.

FELA ! is both rave and theatrical wonder. Thanks to Fela’s  captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award® winner Bill T. Jones, this tale of courage, passion and  love will shake you: body and soul.

In addition to his Tony Award® for FELA !, Bill T. Jones was celebrated  in 2010 with a Kennedy Center Honor along with Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey.

Presented by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter , Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith.

For more information and ticket purchases, visit the Center Theatre Group website.



LA EVENTS: The Chocolate Nutcracker

The Chocolate Nutcracker, which is an urban take on the Tchaikovsky original, will be in Los Angeles for one night only on Sunday, December 19th at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre at 3:30 pm. This version of the holiday classic is set in 1950’s Harlem and tells the story of young Claire and the Chocolate Nutcracker as the two journey the world in a dream from Harlem, to Egypt, to West Africa. The multicultural dance adaptation is cast with theatre professionals and children from The Los Angeles Prepatory and Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now online and at the Wilshire Ebell Box Office.

Also, don’t miss Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker playing tomorrow Saturday, December 11th at 7pm at UCLA’s Royce Hall!

LA EVENTS: Maurice Kitchen’s VOICES in LA!

Maurice Kitchen’s musical Voices: A Legacy to Remember will be showcased in Los Angeles from Friday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26th at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.  This NAACP Image Award-nominated play is written and directed by Kitchen and produced by Clinton Byrd. Voices features historical moments in Black History and chronicles the African-American experience from slave ship to the pinnacle of leadership. Tickets are on sale now at the Wilshire Ebell box office and through Inglewood Tickets. Ticket prices range from $27.50 – $37.50. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this amazing performance while it’s here!