View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
 
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
 
SONGS FOR JANIE
Firehouse Theatre
Richmond, VA
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.


Event

SONGS FOR JANIE
Songs for Janie
by Tamara Wellons
directed by Risikat Okedeyi
music direction by Kinard Cherry
script written by Nicole Morgan
$15 advance/$20 day of

Tamara Wellons brings her unique jazz musical concert SONGS FOR JANIE back to Firehouse for four performances in March and April 2019.

In SONGS FOR JANIE Tamara Wellons gives voice to the coming-of-age story of Janie Crawford, the central character in Zora Neale Hurston's seminal novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" -- about womanhood, independence, and self worth.

SONGS FOR JANIE began as a concept album that Tamara released in 2012. The stage production premiered in 2013 at the DC Black Theater Festival, and Firehouse produced it in 2016.

Cast:
Tamara Wellons - lead singer/actor
Dante Pope - percussion/guitar/actor
Kinard Cherry- guitar/bass/drums
Brian Farrow - bass/fiddle
Kia El Amin - backing vocals/actor
Nicole Morgan - backing vocals/actor

Production Team:
Risikat Okedeyi - Director
Kinard Cherry - Music Director
Rachelle Etienne-Robinson - Stage Manager

Performances:
Saturday, March 22 @ 7:30pm  
Sunday, March 23 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 6 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, April 7 @ 7:30pm


Tamara Wellons is a Washington DC-based singer, songwriter, and producer. Born and raised in Ivor, Virginia, she preserves the legacy of her grandmother and aunts who were a part of the legendary gospel group The Pritchett Sisters of Newport News, Virginia. Tamara's diverse career as a performer include collaborations with Soul Candi Records (South Africa), DJ Spen (Quantize Records), Grammy winner Roger Sanchez (Stealth Records), DJ Spinna (BBE), Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades Recordings), Deetron (Switzerland), and Souldynamic  UK (Tribe Records). Tamaras first house music singles Like Rain and Oh Well are mainstays in clubs throughout the world, and her track In My Lifetime with producer Ezel, is a South African classic.


Tamara Wellons continues grandmother's singing legacy in Newport ...Jan 5, 2017
http://www.dailypress.com/entertainment/music/dp-fea-tamara-wellons-songs-20170105-story.html


I had researched Tamara Wellons recordings and was looking forward to seeing her at Firehouse - the live show was special. The Songs for Janie evening impressed me with a sense of empowerment and being home - gorgeous vocals, a warm atmosphere, the ensemble was extraordinary. It was blend of political, spiritual and musical ideas especially in regards to
womanhood and the energy of loving.
-Tennessee Dixon, Richmond, Virginia

Excellent Show! 
- Michelle Gilliam, Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center, Newport News,Virginia



*Firehouse offers no refunds, exchanges, or transfers.
firehousetheatre.org / 804.355.2001

Location

Firehouse Theatre (View)
1609 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
United States


Categories

Arts > Theatre
Music > Gospel
Music > Jazz

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Firehouse Theatre
On BPT Since: Mar 16, 2015
 
Firehouse Theatre
8043552001
boxoffice@firehousetheatre.org
www.firehousetheatre.org
 


Contact us
Email
support@brownpapertickets.com
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Resources
Careers
Developers
Help
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Locations
Event Producers
Create an Event
Pricing
Services
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2019 Mobile EN ES FR