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“Black Pearl Sings!” Deftly Explores Origins of Song and Self

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 ›

"WMKS, Where Music Kills Sorrow" runs through June 26th (photo by Ron Foreman)

The Splendid Songs of Frank Higgins’ “WMKS” Make Up for the Musical Revue’s Paper-Thin Plot

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, Where Music Kills Sorrow" runs June 16-26 (photo by Ron Foreman)

“WMKS” Is a 1935 Barn-Style Radio Show

“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.”