Broadway, American Idol Star Frenchie Davis in Cinderella, Enchanted
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Motown The Musical thrilled Broadway and now its first national tour brings it to the Orpheum Theatre. Featuring classic songs from the heyday of the Motown sound, the musical tells the story of Berry Gordy's journey from heavyweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson and more. The timeless Motown sound broke down barriers and got everyone moving to the same beat. Experience the story behind the music in this record-breaking smash hit featuring favorite songs like "My Girl," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Stop! In the Name of Love," "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" and many more. Learn More
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If you are looking for a high-class, professional performance--this one is not for you. Tne only professional voice and stage presence was from Frenchie Davis. The others had nice voices and gave nice performances, but it was not Broadway. However, the costumes were cute and bright; the set up was really cool, and it is wonderful for the young kids or those being introduced to what theater is about.
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Directed by Elizabeth McKoy
Music Direction by Amy Dalton
Choreography by Kimberly Dooley
Berkeley Playhouse has announced that Frenchie Davis will play the role of the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Enchanted.
Davis rose to fame as a finalist in season six of Fox’s American Idol. Following Idol, Davis starred in RENT on Broadway for four years. During that time, she also became involved in supporting several charities, and helped raise thousands of dollars for HIV/AIDS through Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
In 2004, Davis was cast in the West Coast touring production of Dreamgirls, winning critical acclaim for her powerful portrayal of the lead role, Effie. She also began a recording career, including collaborations with world-renowned DJ/producer Tony Moran, and has had two singles rise to the top ten on the Billboard dance charts.
In 2008, Davis reprised the famous Nel Carter role in a national 30th anniversary touring production of Ain’t Misbehavin starring with fellow _Idol _alum Ruben Studdard. She won rave reviews from critics and audiences, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for the cast album recording.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s _Cinderella _was remade into a 1997 television movie starring Whitney Houston, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander. The Enchanted version incorporates new, additional music, and Berkeley Playhouse’s interpretation will include aerial dance, a chorus children-animals, and a multicultural cast – featuring many of the leads from its past two highly successful seasons.