Walking in Dorothy Dandridge's Shoes...Her Final New Beginning!
Two Roads Theater Studio City, CA
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In her modest 1965 apartment, luxurious gowns, scripts and music everywhere, an exuberant Dorothy arrives home from a Carmen Jones memorial photo session and doctor's visit and begins organizing, packing and practicing dances as she gets ready for the two films she is contracted to star in, and a line up of shows for this, her Final New Beginning.
During this show portraying a Dorothy , on the last full day of her life, you'll see a woman full of direction, hope and with signed contracts for work. Dorothy enacts her life in timeline like fashion through dramatic monologues, dancing, 7 original songs with the piano accompinament playing throughout to add to the dramatic, funny and informative parts of the production. The production also has added visual affects portraying some of the people Dorothy speaks to and of frequently. The production draws the audience back to reality when an unresponsive Dorothy after drifting off to sleep, rises in a dancing floaty, dreamy type movement and voice as she disappears from the stage while singing and dancing the finale. (Free Red Carpet photos before the show. After the performance, audience members are welcomed to join the artist(s) across the street at Vitello's for snacks and libations!)
Dorothy Dandridge......Wanda Ray Willis(NAACP Theatre Award Winner- Best Solo Show, Director Nominee & Motown Maurice 3rd Quarter Wrap Festival Winner.) MD-Piano Accompinament..Cal Bezemer or Guest Pianists: HB Barnum; Marvin Brown King Script and songs.......Wanda Ray Willis Direction.........Wanda Ray Willis Choreography....Wanda Ray Willis Set Design.....Wanda Ray Willis Costuming...Wanda Ray Willis Photography...Acel Troutman & Raschod Goldman Videography...Raschod Goldman
Two Roads Theater (View)
4348 Tujunga Ave
Studio City, CA 91604