Black Ensemble Theater Announces Partial Patti LaBelle Tribute Casting

Black Ensemble Theater has announced the cast for “A New Attitude: In Tribute to Patti LaBelle,” written and directed by Rueben D. Echoles, and running, May 5 – June 17.

The cast includes Dawn Bless as older Patti and Cherise Thomas as young Patti. Jessica Seals, Kylah, Williams, and Renelle Nicole are the Blue Belles. Ensemble members include Trequon Tate and Isaac Roseborough. Additional cast members are to be announced at a later date.

The creative team includes Bekki Lambrecht (set design and stage manager), Denise Karczewski (lighting), and David Samba (sound). Echoles will also provide the costume design.

The musical director/arranger is Robert Reddrick, who will play the drums in the live orchestra. The rest of the musicians include Adam Sherod (keys), Gary Baker (guitar) and Mark Miller (bass).

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