WHEN: This weekend’s performances honor Montclair Brewery (March 3), Toni’s Kitchen (March 4), and local Jack & Jill chapters (March 5).
WHERE: Vanguard Theater Company, 180 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair (2nd floor)
A Portrait of Ray, a musical tribute to Ray Charles, takes audiences on an exhilarating journey back to 1967 at the height of Ray Charles' career, and is set during a homecoming concert in Greenville, Florida.
The show features music originally sung by Ray Charles, with a book written by Janeece Freeman Clark and Dwayne Clark, directed and choreographed by Janeece Freeman Clark.
"The show was fabulous! It was so professional. I loved the smoky night club setting. The food was delicious, and the show was so thoroughly entertaining."
"It was an honor to witness such work where everyone was so talented and poured out their hearts. Don’t miss this remarkable performance filled with historical and biographical details."
Check out this video! https://youtu.be/-jn4cl2nrpE
Dwayne Clark, who portrays Ray Charles, is a Broadway veteran (In the Heights, Rent, Spiderman—Turn Off the Dark, The Color Purple, Tarzan, Smokey Joe’s Café, Urinetown and more) is about to enter previews for the highly anticipated Paradise Square, which begins previews on March 15 at the Barrymore Theater.