Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation, the acclaimed revival of Mama, I Want to Sing – the 1983 musical based on the life and times of singer Doris Troy – will re-open at The Dempsey Theater (127 W. 127th Street, NYC). The musical will perform weekly on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. beginning February 25, 2012. Tickets are $35.00 and are available through SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or www.smartix.com.
Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation tells the story of a talented young gospel singer who embraces secular music, despite the strong objections of her mother. As a tribute to many of the African-American singers who rose from church choirs to stardom during the 1960s and 70s, Vy Higginsen based the musical on the life of her sister, Doris Troy, whose 1963 hit “Just One Look,” launched her to international fame.
The cast of Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation features Knoelle Higginson as Doris, Bettina Pennon as Mama, Sandra Huff as Sister Carrie, Tyrone Flowers as Reverend Winters, Elijah Ahmad Lewis as Minister of Music and Vy Higginsen as The Narrator.
*Directions by Subway: Take the 2 or 3 train to 125th Street and Lenox Avenue and walk to 2 blocks north, turn left on 127th.
**With a Mama, I Want to Sing ticket stub:
- Receive a 10% discount at Sylvia’s Restaurant (328 Lenox Ave; 1 ½ blocks from the theater)
- Receive a 10% discount at Jacob Restaurant Soul Food and Salad Bar (373 Lenox Ave; 2 ½ blocks from the theater).
- Park for $7 (a savings of $6) at Pro Park (126th Street between Lenox and 7th Aves; 1 block from the theater).