The ‘Rivals’ comes to the Dundas stage
The setting: an audition room where a theater and dance extraordinaire is seeking leads for an upcoming Broadway show. Many people audition, but only a handful are selected. The showcase takes a complete turn, and a fight begins to break out between two female characters – Tammy White and Roxanne Winters.
Tammy is considered an industry brat, but her feathers are ruffled when Roxanne, a chick with an adventurous past, now steps up and takes a whack at performing for a Broadway show. Each person has a special audition to perform for the director and only one of the two females will get it.
Who will it be?
Jaynelle McPhee, Jam Productions CEO, says you have to attend their 3rd annual showcase “Rivals” to find out.
With rivalry a common theme in show business, especially in the competitive world of Broadway, and everyone trying to be the best and to secure the best job, Jam Productions has translated and transported that theme to The Bahamas’ present-day entertainment industry. The audience will see entertainers go head-to-head vying for the lead role, and experience their highs and lows along the way.
“Rivals” features Illsha, V. Brian Adderley, Trenika Hamilton, Natino Thompson and Anshena Johnson.
“This country has a lot of talented individuals. In grouping, we casted dance professionals, exceptional singers, phenomenal actors and persons that are gifted in all three aspects,” said McPhee.
The show will feature classic Broadway tunes and will be held at The Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts, Mackey Street, with a burlesque attire theme on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 with 8 p.m. curtain times.
Doors will open at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Dundas – $30 general admission, $40 VIP in advance; $35 general and $45 VIP at the door. A percentage of proceeds will go towards Bahamians who were affected by Hurricane Dorian.
Shavaughn was appointed as the Lifestyles Editor a few years later.