FROM MY HOMETOWN
                       AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE
 Donna Trinkoff, Producing Director     Rosetta LeNoire, Founder
                       in association with
                    Ben Blake and Lee Summers
                             presents

                         FROM MY HOMETOWN
                          a new musical
                     Conceived by LEE SUMMERS
   Written by LEE SUMMERS, TY STEPHENS & HERBERT RAWLINGS, JR.

                             Starring
         KEVIN R. FREE     ANDRE GARNER     RODNEY HICKS

                               Band
          JO LYNN BURKS - Musical Direction & Keyboards
          KENNETH CRUTCHFIELD - Percussion
          AYODELE MAAKHERU - Bass
          BOBBY STANTON - Guitarist
                                 
          Directed and Co-Choreographed by KEVIN RAMSEY
       Musical Direction and Orchestrations: JO LYNN BURKS
                   Choreography: LESLIE DOCKERY
                    Set Design: MATTHEW MYHRUM
               Costume Design: DEBORAH A. CHERETUN
                  Lighting Design: AARON SPIVEY
                    Sound Design: RYAN POWERS
             Publicity: OPR/ORIGLIO PUBLIC RELATIONS
           Production Stage Manager: CARLY LICHTENSTEIN

             THE KIRK THEATRE on the New Theatre Row
                   June 10th - July 12th, 2003


Winner!  How could FROM MY HOMETOWN be anything else?
Three singers come to New York City from Detroit, Memphis, and
Philadelphia to audition at the Apollo Theatre.  Music is the bond of
their enduring friendships and collaborations.  Conceived by Lee
Summers, who also assisted Ty Stephens and Herbert Rawlings,
Jr., in its writing, this musical features over 30 R&B classics, as well
as six original songs.  I dare you not to sing along to favorites, such
as "Dock Of The Bay," "Give Me Just A Little More Time," "Oh,
Girl," "Have You Seen Her?," "Try A Little Tenderness," "Tobacco
Road" and the list goes on.  The poignant and soulful renditions of
"Working In A Coal Mine" and "Chain Gang" will take your breath
away.  Now throw in three talented young men (Kevin R. Free,
Andre Garner, and Rodney Hicks) who will ensure that you fall in
love with them before the first song has ended, some creative
choreography, a story line that is moved along by the marvelous
songs, and an entertaining history of the music being performed, and
you've got yourself an evening of nothing but fun.  FROM MY
HOMETOWN is a rare treat - treat yourself!
          
                      - Laurie Lawson -
Read the review of the 2004 production of From My Hometown at the Gramercy

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