MINNEAPOLIS: Theater Latté Da has announced the Ghostlight Series, a program of five virtual cabarets. The series will feature more than 40 Minnesota artists showcasing stories and songs delivered monthly, beginning in January and running through July 2021.
“We are excited to engage our audiences in a way that meets this moment, by sharing not just the skill and passion of these Minnesota artists but the stories and heart that propels them,” said associate artistic director Kelli Foster Warder in a statement. “As difficult as these times are, there is also beauty and opportunity. We hope this series brings encouragement and connection for our audiences and our artists in a time when we need both.”
The program will kick off with Twelve Blocks From Where I Live (January 2021), by Regina Marie Williams. The piece, curated by Williams and Foster Warder, features photos and songs attempting to capture a profound Minneapolis moment that catapulted a national movement. The cast will include Williams and Sanford Moore.
Next up will be Re-cast (March 2021), an evening of performances from actors in the Twin Cities portraying roles they never got to play. Foster Warder will curate the program and Jason Hansen will provide music direction.
Following will be Heroic Acts of Music (April 2021), about courageous moments in history when artists chose to make music in the face of violence or oppression. The event will be curated by artistic director Peter Rothstein.
The program will continue with The Rap Pack (June 2021), an experimental hip-hop cabaret developed by the four members of the Q Brothers Collective.
The cabaret series will conclude with Music to Our Eyes: Designers Sing Out (July 2021), an event that will showcase the theatrical designers at Theater Latté Da and give them the stage to share their inspirations and stories. Foster Warder and Rothstein will curate, and Denise Prosek will serve as music director.
Passes for The Ghostlight Series are $75 per household and include access to all five virtual cabarets.
Founded in 1998, Theater Latté Da seeks to create new connections between story, music, artist, and audience by exploring and expanding the art of musical theatre. Through productions that transcend the conventional, the organization helps solidify the Twin Cities’ reputation as a place where progressive art plays a vital role.
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