For Fort Worth Tourist Attractions the Jubilee Theatre provides a wealth of Texas Culture and historical presence. Their 30th season will be made up of productions from the past, present, and a look to the company¹s future. The 2010-2011 season includes six productions: three musicals and three plays as well as the company's Music and Reading Series and a continued joint venture with the Fort Worth ISD.
Celebrations around Fort Worth are planned including a block party, a documentary film, and Jubilee's annual birthday party.
Come stay in a Downtown Fort Worth Hotel and catch a show before enjoying more Fort Worth Nightlife in Sundance Square!
Jubilee Theatre's 30th Anniversary season continues the organization's mission of creating and producing theatrical works that reflect the African-American experience with a look forward to the company's future as the cultural gem of Fort Worth. Click here for more information.
Jubilee Theatre's 2010-2011 Season
By Samm-Art Williams
Previews: October 1, 2, 3, and 7
Opens: October 8
Runs: October 8 October 31
Produced to great acclaim by the Negro Ensemble Company, and then transferred to Broadway, this brilliantly inventive, lyrically expressive play deals joyfully with the coming of age of a young black man from rural South Carolina. Home will be the third Samm Art-Williams play to be produced at Jubilee Theatre. Its poignant story of the African-American experience in the United States will touch you to your soul.
Based on the sermon poems by James Weldon Johnson Book by Rudy Eastman Music and Lyrics by Douglas Balentine
Previews: November 19, 20, and 21
Opens: November 27
Runs: November 27 - December 26
NO PERFORMANCES: December 24 and 25
Continuing the 30th Anniversary season is the timeless classic by the late founder Rudy Eastman and late composer Douglas Balentine based on the Negro sermon poems by James Weldon Johnson. It has become a staple at Jubilee.
This holiday musical returns to the Jubilee stage for the first time in several years with the original music audiences have grown to love. God¹s Trombones is a musical celebration that will lift your spirits and rock your soul.
Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery
By Shay Youngblood
Previews: January 21, 22, 23, and 27
Opening: January 28
Run: January 28 February 20
Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery is the story of a young black girl¹s coming of age in the South in the 1960s. Daughter, the main character and the 25-year old narrator, was raised by women in the community, some blood related, some not. She shares with the audience how these women prepare her for womanhood. Youngblood¹s poetic language in each scene will bring to life Daughter¹s experiences.
The African Company Presents Richard III By Carlyle Brown
Previews: March 25, 26, 27 and 31
Opening: April 1
Run: April 1 April 25
In 1821, forty years before Lincoln ended slavery, and fifty years before African-Americans earned the right to vote, the first black theatrical group in the country, the African Company of New York, was putting on plays in a downtown Manhattan theatre to which both black and white audiences flocked.
Yet the drama of this progressive group reached further than their stage touching on historical and socio-economic conditions of African-Americans beginning to create a community in New York and the United States.
Book by Rudy Eastman
Music and Lyrics by Joe Rogers
Directed by Joe Rogers
Previews: May 20, 21, 22, 26
Opens: May 27
Runs: May 27 - June 19
Alice Wonder, the Eastman and Rogers hit from 2002, returns as part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration. Starring Sheran Goodspeed Keyton as Alice Wonder and Robert Rouse as Cat Daddy, this Jubilee version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland will have you rollicking with laughter in your seat. Relive and revisit all the great character of this classic Eastman and Rogers musical: from Sister Dukes to Rasta Blue to the Notorious Hump D to the incomparable Queen of Hearts and She Dee Dee and She Day Day. This is the Eastman and Rogers musical you have been waiting to see againŠand again.
Final Production To Be Announced
Previews: July 22, 23, 24, and 28
Opens: July 29
Runs: July 29 - August 21
This production will be chosen by Jubilee¹s new Artistic Director in the Spring of 2011.
JUBILEE THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2010-2011 SEASON: THE COMPANY'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Posted On July 8, 2010