Tag: Frank Higgins
Black Pearl Sings!, onstage now at Theatre in the Park, is a heavily fictionalized account of the work of ethnomusicologists John and Alan Lomax, who worked tirelessly to collect songs from the past for the Library of Congress. Representing the Lomaxes in female form is the beautifully developed character of Susannah, portrayed by Lynda Clark,… Read More ›
Forget the plot. The music alone is worth the price of admission to “WMKS”; and TheatreFest audiences will leave the Titmus Theatre with smiles on their faces and robust renditions of familiar gospel, blues, and old-timely string-music songs ringing in their ears.
“WMKS is a microcosm of America on stage, and a celebration of tenacity,” claims director Allison Bergman. “A family coming together, regardless of their differences, and fighting for what they know is right. The format is a unique hybrid. Its music we all know, but it’s contextualized in a way that makes the familiar seem new.”