Saturday was the opening of Sing Harlem Sing!, or what we like to call “Music for Saturday Night and Sunday Morning“.
I am not sure how to really explain this show, because it is nuts. Period. Let’s just say by the end of our first performance, the audience was LITERALLY dancing in the aisles. And there were tears. That has honestly, never happened to me before, maybe when I performed at a festival. Not even.
There is something about the show that makes you feel good. The music moves me so deeply, and I think that is what excites the audience.
We pay tribute to the history of Harlem, the impact of evolving black music, and it is a great place to be on a Saturday at 1:00. We have already been extended through the summer.
The rehearsal process was not always smooth. *Cough…I may have had a few diva moments. But I have learned a lot about starting from scratch in a big city where there are many established vocalists and performers. At the end of the day, I found my place in the cast and am excited that this will be my first Musical in NY.
Our dynamic director Ken Wydro. His wife Vy Higginson author, playwright Radio and TV personality, and himself run the Mama Foundation whose other show Mama, I Want to Sing has been running for over 30 years. If you are in the NYC area, I highly recommend that you see both shows.
*Note: The show is currently running Saturdays at 1:00 pm, NOT at 8:00pm.
Special Thanks to Gray Talent Group!