Local Artist Brings New Plays To Walkerville Theatre

Published On July 23, 2015 | By Ryan Crits | Afternoons

Local artist Leslie McCurdy has been touring internationally for 18 years with her critically acclaimed one-woman historic plays, including “The Spirit of Harriet Tubman” and “Things my Fore-Sister Saw”. This summer, she is premiering two brand new shows she’s authored in a summer series at the Walkerville Theatre. In July, “The Shelton Brooks Darktown Strutters Review and Ball” will have your toes tapping and fingers snapping! The show features Leslie McCurdy and guest Cassel Miles as they celebrate the songs of Amherstburg’s famous composer/musician Shelton Brooks and the early ragtime music he introduced. A live ragtime band will accompany this show while the audience is invited to learn basic ragtime dance steps and join the ball. An after party/fundraiser for Emancipation Day Celebrations will follow the Friday evening show. In August the series continues with “Lady Ain’t Singin’ No Blues”, Leslie McCurdy’s tribute to the great Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday. This show celebrates Billie’s artistry, rather than focusing on her tragedy and will celebrate the song styling that helped her get through it all.

For more information on these events, please contact Moya McAlister 519- 551- 7786 (c) or by email at [email protected]

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Or at the Olde Walkerville Theatre 519-256-8564

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