Debbie Allen Directs Twist - An American Musical, Starring American Idol's Tamyra Gray
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The last date listed for Twist - An American Musical was Saturday July 23, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Featured review from sdelas
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Highly recommend this terrific musical to friends with and without kids! "Twist" is a contemporary take on the classic tale in the vein of "Oliver" & "Annie" set in pre-Depression New Orleans. The cast & kids are amazing and production numbers are so very entertaining -- gotta love Ms. Allen's choreography and direction. Tamyra Gray was excellent and so was Pat McRoberts who played Lucius. Of course the absolute "star" of the show was Twist himself, played by the ultra talented Alaman Diadhiou. Had a chance to speak a few words with Tina Tippit who co-wrote the book and this project has been a long time in the making! Let's help support this fab show and get our friends and family out to see it. "Twist" should be on Broadway!
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Terrific dancing, sets, and lighting. The show itself was mediocre at best.
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Great dancing, good cast...not so sure about the direction or the book.
This heartwarming family musical features a book by Tony Award-nominee William F. Brown (Broadway’s The Wiz – Winner of Seven Tony Awards), music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner Tena Clark (Natalie Cole’s Still Unforgettable), and music by Gary Prim (songwriter for Dionne Warwick and CeCe Winans). Golden Globe and multi-Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen (Broadway and the West Ends’ Cat on A Hot Tin Roof – 2010 Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Play and TV’s Fame) is set to direct and choreograph the new musical.
American Idol finalist Tamyra Gray will play the role of Della.
Twist – An American Musical is a timely adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic with a contemporary score, set in New Orleans on the eve of the Great Depression. TWIST tells the story of a young orphan boy born of a courageous white mother and an incredibly talented black father, who navigates the colorful and sometimes rough waters of street life and racial intolerance in his quest to find his family and to find love.
The score for Twist features the musical pulse of New Orleans in the 1920s and is highlighted by a tapestry of soaring ballads, hot jazz, blues, gospel and tap-infused dance numbers that will take audiences along this magical journey.