Etta James, the acclaimed R&B singer whose career spanned six decades, will be brought to life next month through the portrayal of Condrea Webber.
The Renaissance Performing Arts Association’s Black Box venue, Theatre 166, will premiere the new musical At Last: An Evening with Etta James on January 17-18 & 24-25 at 8:00 PM, and January 19 and 26 at 2:30 PM. At Last: An Evening with Etta James is part of the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center Black Box Series.
Written and directed by Michael Thomas, this original musical tells the tumultuous life story of the legendary singer through the songs that she made great. In addition to Thomas and Webber, Alice Bond (piano), Ed Jonet (Saxophone), and Rollie Harper (Drums) of The Etta James Trio will provide live accompaniment.
Thomas stated, “I can think of no other artist who’s more perfectly matched to this material. Condrea has so much heart and joy in her voice – but also, like Etta James, has experienced loss and pain, yet has still come out on top and triumphed. To hear these songs performed by such an amazing talent is an experience you’ll not soon forget.”
Tickets are $25.00 and are on sale now at the Renaissance Box Office, via phone at (419) 522-2726, and online at RenTickets.org.
Source, Photo: Renaissance Performing Arts Association