Jubilee Theatre brings Langston Hughes’ gospel musical comedy Tambourines To Glory to the stage this spring. Directed by Phyllis Cicero, drug the show is a laughing, and shouting, order clap your hands type of musical that revisits the timeless conflict between good and evil. Preview performances begin Friday, March 23. The show opens Friday March 30 and runs through Sunday, April 22. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.jubileetheatre.org/.
“Tambourines To Glory is a poetic morality musical with a lot of heart and plenty of laughs,” says Tre Garrett, Artistic Director. “Audiences are sure to be entertained.”
Tambourines To Glory premiered on Broadway in 1963 at the Little Theatre, but was written by Langston Hughes in 1956 and was the inspiration for Hughes’ popular novel, of the same name. The plot centers on two women in 1950s Harlem — the religious Essie Belle Johnson and her conniving friend Laura Wright Reed, played by Jubilee favorites May Allen and Melinda Allen, respectfully.