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I Have a Dream
January 24 - January 27
Ticket Prices: Students $15, Adult $35, Matinees $20
Multiple Performances: Wednesday, January 24th to Saturday, January 27th
Doors Open 1 hour before performances
A gospel musical on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement from December 1, 1955, when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person, through the assassination of Dr. King on April 4, 1968. This depiction of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement gives tremendous insight into Dr. King’s love of his family, his sense of humor, and the incredible challenge that America faced in obtaining basic human rights for its own African American citizens. The singing, dancing, music and historical images of the Civil Rights Movement has captivated audiences of all ages for decades in cities all over the world.
“I Have A Dream” is a gospel musical on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that chronicles the major events of the Civil Rights Movement from December 1, 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a White person up to the assassination of Dr. King on April 4, 1968. This depiction of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement gives tremendous insight into Dr. King’s love of his family, his sense of humor, and the incredible sacrifices that Americans made in the fight for racial equality.
The production is a compilation of 28 Gospel songs/parts of songs from the Civil Rights Movement such as We Shall Over Come, We Shall Not Be Moved, His Eye is on the Sparrow, Precious Lord Take My Hand, Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend Martin and the Negro National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing! Local choirs are assembled to sing with the production along with local orchestras or singing groups.
There are 125+ slides of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. We journey back to Atlanta, Montgomery, Memphis and other historical cities and see Blacks and Whites is a very historical context. We see President John Kennedy and his brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy making decisions that shaped America into the country it is today. Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Reverend Ralph Abernathy and Jesse Jackson, Stoke Carmichael and many others come to life and share their experiences in the Civil Rights Movement.
“I Have A Dream” was first presented on Broadway with Billy Dee Williams in 1976. The production was later procured by Dr. Woodie King, Jr. of the New Federal Theatre and the National Black Touring Circuit, Inc. of New York City under the guidance of Herman LeVern Jones, Associate Producer of the National Black Touring Circuit, Inc. and toured to over 125 cities both nationally and internationally including but not limited to Manchester and Birmingham, England, Luxembourg, New York City, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, in Winston Salem, North Carolina at the first National Black Theatre Festival in 1989, etc. The production has also been seen in recent years in South Florida at Florida International University, South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, Coral Springs Center for the Arts and the Phichol Williams Center to rave reviews and packed houses.
“I Have A Dream” is a must see!! Don’t miss out on this historically significant event!