A fun family musical about the colorful and diverse history that shaped the Wild West.

Robert Rouse in Black Spurs

In the 1870’s, a young man named Sam Pete Stubblefield sets out to save the family farm by joining one of the last great trail rides up the famous Chisholm Trail.  From Fort Worth, Texas to Dodge City, Kansas these black spurred cowboys share the hardships and happy times of the trail along the way.

Jubilee Theatre proudly presents the World Premiere production of this original musical written by Celeste Bedford Walker, music by Ron Hasley and directed by Tre Garrett, November 24 – December 30, 2012 at Jubilee Theatre, located at 506 Main Street in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

This musical is about acknowledging the true diversity of our local history.  Laughter, love and the bond of friendship keep this cast of crazy characters together on a wild western musical adventure, featuring veteran actor and the “deacon” of Jubilee Theatre – Robert Rouse.

Celeste Bedford Walker is an award-winning playwright whose works have been performed in major venues across the country. She is the recipient of several honors and awards, including being selected as a finalist in the Susan SmithBlackburn Prize, a recognition given to outstanding work by female playwrights in the English speaking theater; theNAACP Image Award for positive portrayal of African-Americans in the media; New York’s Audelco Award; and, she was honored in the Ensemble Theatre’s Salute to Texas Playwrights.

Ron Hasley is the recipient of two NAACP Image Awards for “Best Musical Director” for the productions of Mark Swinton’s “Ephraim’s Song” in 2002 and “The Gospel Truth”.

Ron has served as Musical Director for the hit Broadway musicals such as, “Your Arms Too Short To Box With God” with Jennifer Holliday and Stephanie Mills; “Raisin” starring Peabo Bryson, Lynette Hawkins, Jeffrey Osborne the 1997 National tour of “The Wiz” with Grace Jones, Cee Cee Pennistion and Tony Terry, and excerpts of Les Miserable, Dreamgirls, and Chorus Line. Also M.D. for The Motown Review Show at the Las Vegas Tropicana Hotel with The Supremes, The Originals, The Contours, Kim Weston and Martha Reeves and The Vandellas.

Preview performances of Black Spurs begin Saturday, November 24. Opening night is Friday, November 30 and performances run through Sunday, December 30. Evening performances are at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Matinee performances are at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices range from $12.00 – $25.00 and may be purchased online at jubileetheatre.org, in person at the theater Box Office, located at 506 Main Street or by calling 817-338-4411. Box Office hours of operation are Tuesday – Friday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and one hour before each performance.

Jubilee Theatre, the Fort Worth / Dallas area’s only African-American theater producing a full season of shows, exists to create and present theatrical works that reflect the African-American experience. Located at 506 Main Street in Sundance Square, downtown Fort Worth, Jubilee Theatre is easily accessible from anywhere in the DFW metroplex.