Fannie Lou Musical
PLEASE NOTE: A new performance date is in the works for "Scenes and Songs from Fannie Lou: On Broadway."
To be announced soon!! Check here for updates.
"Scenes and Songs from
Fannie Lou: On Broadway"
This one-night-only special event will also will serve to help raise funds for the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College. Please note that this is a not-for-profit event. All revenue that is not donated to the designated nonprofits will be applied directly towards production costs. Donation-tickets are now available.
The Evening’s Events
First Half: Exploration and Discussion
Just who was Fannie Lou Hamer? And why was it so difficult for her and others like her to vote? And why did they put up with it for so long? And who were the people stopping them?
And … and … and …
The first half of “Scenes and Songs from Fannie Lou: On Broadway” will consist of an interactive discussion – an old-fashioned “teach in,”
if you will -- about circumstances that serve as
a backdrop for the musical. This section of the evening will also include comments about how the musical Fannie Lou evolved, as well as a brief presentation by Yerwood Center youth leaders.
And, we are very honored to welcome
Ms. Esmeralda Simmons, Esq., during this portion of the evening.
Ms. Simmons is eecutive director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. Among CLSJ's primary emphases is the protection of voting rights. Ms. Simmons will give a presentation about the work CLSJ is undertaking and contemporary circumstances that dictate the need for engagement. (CLSJ is one of the nonprofit beneficiaries of this event. To purchase "Scenes and Songs from Fannie Lou: On Broadway" tickets that will directly benefit CLSJ, click here and make the Center for Law and Social Justice selection near the top of the ticket column -- your choice of either orchestra or mezzanine seating.
(Please note that the additional benefit for CLSJ has been extended. All tickets CLSJ orchestra tickets purchaed by that date will indlude an additional $5 donation for the center, for a total donation of $15 per ticket. The price of the ticket will remain the same.)
This half of the event should be of particular value to teens and young adults who might not have heard about Fannie Lou Hamer or know of the hard-fought struggle for voting rights. It is designed to encourage further discussion among families, individuals and communities, and to emphasize the need for voter participation.
Second Half: Performance
During the second half of “Scenes and Songs from Fannie Lou: On Broadway,” audience members will hear and see performed, in
concert format, a selection of original music and dialogue from the new musical Fannie Lou. All of the scenes and songs presented are from the
This half will feature a number of the cast members and musicians from last year’s world premiere. (An article about the world premiere can be found here.) Audience members also will meet several new faces. We’re looking forward to seeing you at
"Scenes and Songs from Fannie Lou: On Broadway.”
To secure your space, please go here.
Fannie Lou Musical