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On Kentucky Avenue - The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue

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sampling of Opening number - On Kentucky Avenue

*December Dates*
ONLY $20 plus 2-drink minimum
December 2 and 9th @ 7pm
Wedesday, December 3 @ 7pm

Comments from Celebrities who have seen the show:

Theater Legend & Thirteen-time Tony Award winner and Eleven-time Drama Desk Award winner, Tommy Tune - "I loved the show!"

Two-time Tony Award winner and Drama Desk Award winner, Lillias White -"I LOVED this show and it was so Wonderful seeing my dear friends DOIN THEIR THANG!!!!! ON KENTUCKY AVENUE is playing at the TRIAD on West 72nd Street every SUNDAY IN AUGUST!!! DON'T MISS IT!!!" 

Tony Nominee and Performing Legend, Maurice Hines - "On Kentucky Avenue is a party you don't want to miss!"

Tony Nominee, Brenda Braxton - "The show is fabulous!"

International German singing star and Chanteuse, Adrienne Haan- "GO SEE THIS SHOW. It’s a party you won’t forget. Great singing and acting, fun music, a fabulous band!!!!!! You won’t be bored for one second. I am not easily thrilled, but this show is a must-see!"

What the CRITICS are saying:

ATLANTIC CITY was known for its music street called KENTUCKY AVENUE on the North Side of town.  Music flowed from the clubs on both sides of the street from MEMORIAL DAY to LABOR DAY.

Before the Casinos took over.....

The most famous of the clubs on KENTUCKY AVENUE was the CLUB HARLEM.  This was like "the Black Copacabana" as it featured all the major Black talent of the era complete with flair, fashion and fantastic stage shows with Showgirls, Dancers & Comedians thrilled and entertained the masses.

The setting for ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue is the CLUB HARLEM dress rehearsal for opening night of the 1969 season.

Within our show there is a 'love triangle' between the MC (Ivan King), the lead show girl and the featured female vocalist.

The show has an original score true to the era interspersed with classic songs from the 1960's 

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue will bring you back to a time when nightclubbing was in vogue and leggy showgirls, black comics, specialty acts and great singers & dancers reigned supreme.


ON KENTUCKY AVENUE captures the feel and aura of the club, based on the personal experiences of Adam and Jeree Wade who performed there during different eras - 30 years apart -- and were witnesses to much of the backstage intrigues that took place nightly. 


Robert R. Blume
Songbirds Unlimited Prod./Adam Wade 
Peter Martin/Rick Newman
in association with 
J.R. Knauf, Marshall N. Warner  
Step Forward Entertainment, Marya Coburn
Cobi Narita

The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue
Created by Jeree Wade
Ty Stephens
Cheryl Freeman
Andricka Hall


Lee Summers as Comedian 'Slappy Black'

Special appearance by  Jeree Wade as 'Damita Jo'

Also appearing (in alphabetical order)

Adam Bourque (alternate ensemble)
Roz Brown (Andricka Hall cover)
Carmen E. Carriker (alternate ensemble)
Donna Clark
Brian Davis
Robert H. Fowler (alternate ensemble)
Gregory J. Hanks
Mindy Haywood
Cassandra Palacio
Renee Ternier (ensemble, Cheryl Freeman cover)
Hollie E. Wright (alternate ensemble)

The 'HOT' On Stage Band features

Frank Owens - Piano
Wilbur Bascomb - Bass
Greg Bufford - Drums (alternate)
Jack Cavari - Guitar (alt to Synth)
Richard Cummings Jr.- Synthesizer
Damon Duewhite - Drums
David Silliman - Drums (alternate)

Adam Wade

Ty Stephens

Swing Dance Choreography 
Mickey Davidson

Associate Choreographer
Donna Clark

Production Manager
Pearl Williams

Assistant Production Manager
Paulette Clark

Original Music by
Ty Stephens
Frank Owens
Branice McKenzie
WIlbur Bascomb
Adam Wade
Jeree Wade

Showgirl Consultant
Betty Jo (Original Club Harlem showgirl)

Creative Consultant
Russ Weatherford

Costumes created by
Ty Stephens
Pearl Williams

Musical Direction by
Frank Owens

Musical Supervisor
Wilbur Bascomb

Music Archivist/Conductor
Richard Cummings Jr.

Set by
The Company

Lighting & Sound Design by
Shannon Epstein

Press Representative
LS Communications (Les Schecter)