'Howlin' Blues and Dirty Dogs' - The Life of Mama Thornton
Theatre Perception Consortium Production Company presents Barbara Morrison in a play/performance celebrating the fabulous Big Mama Thornton.
Saturday, March 29, 20088:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
4401 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Big Mama introduced Janis Joplin to "Ball and Chain"
Big Mama introduced Elvis to "Hound Dog"
Saturday, March 29, 2008, 8 PM & Sunday, March 30, 2008, 4 PM
Carla DuPree Clark, Director
Kevin O'Neal, Musical Director
Pysa Noel, Choreographer
Information: 323.755.3106 or 323.939.1128. or www.fortpcproduction.com or http://theatre.ebellla.com/public/calendar/index.cfm.
Come and experience the Best of the Blues
The life of the legendary, Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, known as the world's greatest female Blues artist, is coming to the stage in Los Angeles.
Big Mama was the first to introduce the song "Ain't Nothin but A Hound Dog," also recorded by the late Elvis Presley. In addition, she wrote and recorded "Ball and Chain," which was also recorded by the late Janis Joplin.
Blues and Jazz recording artist, Barbara Morrison, a legend in her own right, and exceptional vocal talent known throughout the U.S. and abroad, is simply mesmerizing as Big Mama Thornton. Barbara will re-create the magic that only she can provide as the soul stirring Big Mama Thornton.
Big Mama Thornton's work began in the 1940s and spanned over four decades, yet she never gained the notoriety nor the wealth that she truly deserved for her gallant effort.
This story was written and produced by Theatre Perception Consortium, noted for their work as producers and writers of the Award Winning 1940s Jazz Musical "North On South Central Ave," and the writers have created another magnificent piece in "Howlin Blues and Dirty Dogs."
Music, dancing, comedy, drama - all the components of great theatre have been captured in this production.
The "Blues" is revitalized and personified in "Howlin Blues and Dirty Dogs." The pure essence of this great legend in all of her simple splendor is re-created as you take a journey into the personal life and trials of the exciting musical trailblazer, Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton.
For tickets, visit http://www.fortpcproduction.com or call Ticketmaster at 213-4803232 or the Wilshire Ebell box office at 323-939-1128.
Cost : $35
For more information please contact:
Wilshire Ebell TheatreTel: 323.755.3106 or 323.939.1128
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