The melodic sounds of the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will soon be wafting to the rooftops of the Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium as they perform Nate Jacobs’ “50s Jukebox Revue” on March 15 at 8:15 p.m.
Back by popular demand, the group of singers and dancers will be singing the music of the 1950s, featuring songs by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Muddy Waters and more.
Last year WBTT performed at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Following the performance they were taken to dinner on the patio at the Pink Elephant by some of the church’s parishioners. Following dinner they were asked to “sing for their supper” and one song quickly led to another. It turned into an impromptu performance of their earlier show, and the resulting resounding applause is bringing them back to Boca Grande for this one-time performance.
Nate Jacobs is a driving force in Sarasota's theater scene. A graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, he is the founder and artistic director of the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe. He serves as a consultant to the Westcoast School for Human Development and, for more than 25 years, has worked extensively in the community mentoring, training, and developing young aspiring performing artists.
Nate is an actor, singer, comedian, playwright, composer and director who has produced and appeared locally in many hit shows. As a playwright, Nate has created both original and adapted works such as “Motown 60s Review,” “The Soul Crooners,” “Marvin Gaye,” “The Magnificent Music of the 40s,” and “Love Sung in the Key of Aretha.”
Tickets are $30 and available at the Friends office at the Community Center.
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