Time Period - 1960s, 1950s, 1940s / WWII, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910
Settings Of Play -
The first act, with songs, insturmental music and dialogue, moves from an African harvest celebration (with authentic song and music), through the middle passage (with an authentic African song of lamentation and sounds), to plantation life with work songs, early spirituals and others song celebrating life, love, disapointments and triumphs. The act, with a minimal of dialouge, also demonstrates the connection between the early music of both indentured servants from Europe and slaves from Africa.
The second act, heads up the Mississippi River, through Memphis and St. Louis, on its way to "Sweet Home Chicago!" And how sweet it becomes! With a full rymthm section of musicians as support, the "blues" in song demonstrates why an how it became the solid base that now stands as the foundation to practically every genre of popular American music.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Play w/ Music, Multimedia
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage