CAST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CHICAGO CONCERT PRODUCTION! / by Derek McPhatter

So excited to have this amazing company on board for our show at Otherworld Theatre Company!

Our cast: Donald Fitzdarryl, Jasmine Marie Jones, Bernell Lassai, Dann R. Lynch, Tia Pinson, Donovan Session and Alexis Ward!

Our cast: Donald Fitzdarryl, Jasmine Marie Jones, Bernell Lassai, Dann R. Lynch, Tia Pinson, Donovan Session and Alexis Ward!

We are thrilled to announce our cast for the staged concert production of BRING THE BEAT BACK:

Donald Fitzdarryl as The Captain

Jasmine Marie Jones as Lady Ace

Bernell Lassai as Raymond Davidson Prescott

Dann R. Lynch as Deputy Deacon Duncan Studness

Tia Pinson as Trudy MacNamara Black

Donovan Session as Dayton MacNamara Black

and

Alexis Ward as The Baroness



September 13th - September 29th
Friday & Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM
Tickets $25 - $15 Students

Featuring music by Derek McPhatter, Avery R. Young, ALEXA GRÆ, Germono Toussaint, Manchildblack, and DJ Alinka

Written by Derek Lee McPhatter
Directed by Christopher Burris
Choreography by Darling Shear

SYNOPSIS:
Bring The Beat Back - The Musical is a queer, black, sci-fi, music-theatre experience. The show follows a young man struggling to reconcile his sexuality with his faith. Our hero journeys towards self- acceptance and affirming spirituality as conservative religious authorities and a queer subculture clash over music at the center of his world. Set in a futuristic, groove-centered alternative reality, Bring the Beat Back is inspired by urban gay “ball culture,” the evolution of house music and the rich Afro-futurist tradition in popular culture.



Bring the Beat Back has been developed with support from Andre Alexander Lancaster's Freedom Train Productions, Earthseed Visions, Hi-ARTS, JACK, DCASE, The Drama League of New York, and the Polyphone Music Festival at the University of the Arts.