Native playwright, and 2018 Alexandria Dwelling Legend awardee Jason Ellis had plans to mount his subsequent authentic manufacturing in Could, in Previous City Alexandria. Final Name, the musical includes a forged of 30 proficient native performers, 18 authentic songs, and 10 dance numbers set in Sixties Washington, DC and serves as a homage to girls’s empowerment and the combat in opposition to sexism and misogyny. Then COVID-19 hit and as with each theater firm within the nation, people needed to both discover inventive options to share creative expressions off-stage or go into hibernation.
Regardless of having restricted prior expertise in movie and audio manufacturing, Mr. Ellis was in a position to convert all the musical right into a web-series, with the assist and encouragement of the forged. Every of the 19 episodes air Wednesdays on YouTube at 7:30PM (EST). Filming, which began again in July, befell throughout the DC metro space, and can wrap up subsequent week however the episodes began airing on August 26 and can run via to the tip of the 12 months. Every episode is between 5 and quarter-hour in size and coincides with every scene within the musical.
Standout performances from Sheron LaSha (Vicki Clark), and leads Jasmine Mills (Agatha), and Jenell Biggs (Gail) makes this a very entertaining manufacturing and the closest factor to stay theater it is possible for you to to take pleasure in for fairly a while. The musical is being produced via Momentum Collective Inc., an arts-focused nonprofit offering free arts training to low and average earnings youth in Alexandria, VA. Whereas there is no such thing as a price to view the weekly episodes audiences are inspired to assist our mission by subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on our social media platforms, and donating on our web site.
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