The collaborative and creative skills of the Music, and Theatre Departments at Grambling State University will come together to present the broadway hit production, Bubbling Brown Sugar on April 18 and 19 at 6 p.m., in the arena of the Assembly Center. Bubbling Brown Sugar tells the story of Harlem in the golden years. Taking many of the great songs from the era, Loften Mitchell has woven an ebullient tale of a time gone by.
This musical started a whole wave of Broadway shows by and about Black composers and had its beginnings at the Rosetta LeNoire’s Amas Repertory Theatre, in New York City. It than moved to a lengthy run on Broadway, London’s West End and both national and European tours.
The cast of 23 will be led by majors of the Speech and Theatre Department and consist of students from varied majors across the university. Set design is by theatre professor Steve Chapin, costumes by Tisha Lincoln a senior, theatre major, choreography, Chris Champion, a junior theatre arts major, musical director is Dr. Larry Pannell, and featured members of the department’s jazz ensemble.
Dr. K.D. Godwin and professor Karl Norman share the artistic directorship for the production. Sound and lighting designer is John Shadowens.
The Grambling Black & Gold Foundation, Inc. invites all to the broadway production of Bubbling Brown Sugar as a Dinner Theatre and part of the university’s annual scholarship campaign fundraiser hosted by President Horace A. Judson.
If you’re looking for an evening of elegance and a night to remember, then put on your little black dress and your boa and attend a night of fine dining and classic entertainment. This spectacular event is a semi-formal affair.
Tickets are on sale in the Office of Advancement at $45 for adults and $30 for students. Payroll deduction is available for GSU employees. Contact the Office of Advancement at (318) 274-2217, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.