NEXT PERFORMANCES ON FEBRUARY 27 -28, 2015
CITY COLLEGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
BYRON AND SYLVIA LEWIS
ON KENTUCKY AVENUE
A Celebration of Atlantic City's
Famed Club Harlem
Saturday 2pm and 7pm
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(L to R) Cheryl Freeman, Ty Stephens, Andricka Hall
Special Thank You
for stepping in for Cheryl and Andricka
and playing the Female Leads in the December 2014 Performances at Stage72/The Triad!
What the other CRITICS have said while seeing the show in its developmental productions:
Krystin Goodwin, Kaged Media/Buzz60
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!"
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.
YOU WILL LOVE IT! ENJOY LIVING
THE 1960'S NIGHT CLUB EXPERIENCE!
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.
Songbirds Unlimited Prod./Adam Wade
Peter Martin/Rick Newman
J.R. Knauf, Marshall N. Warner
Step Forward Entertainment, Marya Coburn
ON KENTUCKY AVENUE
The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue
Created by Jeree Wade
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)
Robert H. Fowler (alternate ensemble)
Gregory J. Hanks
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)
Swing Dance Choreography
Assistant Production Manager
Original Music by
Betty Jo (Original Club Harlem showgirl)
Costumes created by
Musical Direction by
Richard Cummings Jr.
Lighting & Sound Design by
LS Communications (Les Schecter)