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Richmond, VA
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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.

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

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

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. / 804.355.2001


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


Arts > Theatre
Music > Gospel
Music > Jazz

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


Owner: Firehouse Theatre
On BPT Since: Mar 16, 2015
Firehouse Theatre

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