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Li l & L o u i s

a play with
music

by Jo M
orello
A workshop production in conjunction
with the Sarasota Jazz Festival

Monday, March 4 • Tuesday, March 5, 2019


Binz Building, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota, FL
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Fellowship Hall, St. Paul Lutheran Church , Sarasota, FL
Meet JoMo Productions Inc., a 501(c ) (3) organization created in October 2018 to
present events in the performing arts, with an emphasis on live performance. JoMo
Productions will also consider related endeavors including but not limited to recorded
and educational components in the performing arts.
We’re proud to announce this workshop production of LIL & LOUIS, a play with music, as
our first presentation! The next activity, a full production of this play, has been scheduled
for January 22-26, 2020, pending funding. Other activities will be selected by a vote of
the board of directors.
Board of Directors
Jo Morello, President
Nancy Roucher, Vice President
Margaret Pluto, Secretary
Carline Ash, Treasurer
Alan H. Blair, Special Adviser
To learn more, visit our website at jomopro.org or email jo@jomorello.com.
JoMo Productions has been approved by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable
organization. Donations are deductible to the full extent provided by law. A copy of
Florida’s official registration and financial information for JoMo Productions (# CH57207)
may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-
435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or
recommendation by the state.

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Jomo Productions STEVE PATMAGRIAN (Lighting) continues his 40+-year career as production designer
PRESENTS with LIL & LOUIS. A graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design with a major in interior
design, Steve returned to live stage productions after his 25-year run as owner of New
Atmosphere Productions, Sarasota’s only full-service special event company. His skills

Lil & Louis


as designer and tech director have been on stage at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe,
the Players of Sarasota, Venice Theatre, Manatee Players, Golden Apple, Florida Studio
Theatre, Sarasota Light Opera, Sarasota Youth Opera, Starlite Players and SaraSolo,
by Jo Morello among others.

RANDY SANDKE (Trumpet) has performed for festivals, clubs, concerts and TV
Chuck Smith, Director shows around the world, toured Europe over 40 times and performed extensively in
Japan, the U.S., Canada, and India. He has recorded over 20 albums as a leader with
Travis Ray, Co-Director, Stage Manager, Actor numerous jazz luminaries and played on several film soundtracks including The Cotton
Jo Morello, Music Club, Brighton Beach Memories, American Splendor, and five Woody Allen movies.
He also performed for Broadway’s Chicago and played trumpet solos for Fosse and
Dick Hyman, Music Adviser Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Recipient of two NEA grants as a composer, his music has
Donald Frison, Choreographer been performed at Carnegie Hall, the 92nd St. Y, and Lincoln Center. The Carnegie Hall
Jazz Band has performed six of his suites. Over fifty of his pieces have been recorded.
Luke Andrews, Sound Randy has written arrangements for Sting, Elton John and the King of Thailand, and
Steve Patmagrian, Lighting transcriptions for Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

Jack Gilhooley, Dramaturg MICHAEL TRENI (Trombone) is a recent arrival from the New York metropolitan area.
As a trombonist, Michael has performed with top jazz artists Art Blakey and the Jazz
Music Messengers, Jerry Bergonzi, Pat Metheny, Gerry Mulligan, Doc Severinsen and the
Tonight Show Orchestra; entertainers Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Ann Margret, and Joe
The LIL & LOUIS Band, Williams; and played in several shows on Broadway. Michael has taught at the University
which recorded songs especially for this play: of Miami and the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is a member of ASCAP and the
Dramatists Guild of America.
Dick Hyman • Mike Moran • Randy Sandke • Michael Treni
Additional Music:
Authentic recordings of the era (public domain)
Songs by Lil Hardin and Louis Armstrong
(presented by special arrangement with Universal Music Group)

Graphics
Don Walker, Katherine Zoe Zhang

Marketing/Public Relations
Jo Morello, Inc.

Photography
Carol LoRicco

Front-of-House & General Program Support


Sal Antonicelli • Carline Ash • Diana Colson • Amanda Dickerson
• Ed Linehan • Jenny Aldrich Walker
The LIL & LOUIS band: Mike Moran, piano; Randy Sandke, trumpet; Jo Morello, playwright; Chuck
Smith, director; Mike Treni, trombone.

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venues in Florida, California, and Ontario, Canada. He plays all styles of music including Consultants
rock, reggae, and blues. Luke plans to continue his two careers: as a sound technician
and as a songwriter and performer.
Steven E. Eisenberg, Esq., Eisenberg Lehman, PLLC
Julie Leach, Executive Director, WBTT; Administrative Consultant
FRANK DICESARE (Audio Technician, Music Recording Session) is an award- Nate Jacobs, Founder/Artistic Director, WBTT; Artistic Consultant
winning journalist, filmmaker and photographer based in Sarasota, Florida. His work
has appeared on PBS and in U.S. News & World Report, National Geographic Traveler,
Sophia LaRusso, Organizational Consultant
Forbes Travel Guide, The Dallas Morning News, The Boston Globe and many other Ricky Riccardi, Louis Armstrong Historian &
publications. Last year, he was awarded the prestigious Special Jury Remi Award for his Director of Research Collections,Louis Armstrong House Museum
debut short documentary film, “Blacksmith,” at WorldFest—Houston International Film Randy Sandke, Musician & Composer
Festival. Among other activities Frank is also a segment producer for WEDU-TV.
... and many others who shared their experiences as friends
DONALD FRISON (choreographer), born and raised in Memphis, is a choreographer, of Lil and Louis
singer, dancer and actor who has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years.
His performances with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe include Raisin, Sophisticated
Ladies, Five Guys Named Moe, Ain’t Misbehaving, It Ain’t Nothing but the Blues,
Special thanks to those who helped to develop LIL & LOUIS,
Bubbling Brown Sugar, and In the Heights. Donald’s other performance credits include including…
Cats, Dreamgirls, All Shook Up, Ragtime and many more. As Resident Choreographer for Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe for support as consultants,
WBTT, his credits include Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul, Bubbling Brown Sugar, Broadway
In-Kind sponsor, box office support, and artistic home of LIL &
In Black, Black Nativity, Soul Man and How I Got Over: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson,
which was featured at the National Black Theater Festival. “Thank you to the WBTT staff LOUIS; special thanks to WBTT Box Office Manager
and trustees for all your love and support. I want to thank God for blessing me with such Eleanor Miller and her staff
a wonderful gift. Without Him it wouldn’t be possible. May God bless all of you!” Jazz Club of Sarasota, In-Kind Sponsor
JACK GILHOOLEY (Dramaturg) is the winner of the 2018 Free Speech National Play St. Paul Lutheran Church, In-Kind Sponsor
Award with The XXX-Rated Genius. The New Dramatists/Eugene O’Neill Conference First Presbyterian Church, In-Kind Sponsor
alum. has been awarded two NEA grants (Individual Playwright and International/Centaur Janet and George Allgair • Bob Dunn • Caldwell Trust Company
Theatre, Montreal), two Fulbright Guest Artist residencies (Spain and Ireland), a New York
Foundation for The Arts grant, a Shubert Playwright grant, two Puffin Foundation awards,
Pastor Ashley Nicolls and others at St. Paul Lutheran Church
a Pilgrim Project grant, the first John Ringling Fund Artists’ Fellowship, four Florida Arts Steven Phillips and First Presbyterian Church
Council grants and five Ford Foundation development subsidies. He’s been a guest Dozens of other generous, supportive friends.
artist at Yaddo, MacDowell, Millay, Edward Albee, Djerassi, Dorset, Hawthornden Castle
(SCOT) and Tyrone Guthrie (IRE) colonies. His plays have been produced at Asolo,
New York Shakespeare Fest/Public Theatre, 59e59, Phoenix Theatre, Circle Rep, South
Street Playhouse on Theatre Row. Harry Chapin’s PAF Playhouse, Philadelphia’s Shubert
Theatre, ACT/San Francisco, Indiana Rep (twice), Peterborough Playhouse (NH), Theatre Cast
of The First Amendment (VA), Focus Theatre (Dublin), Edinburgh Fest., Theatre Odyssey Brian L. Boyd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louis Armstrong
(FL), Starlite Players (FL), etc.
Lonnetta Gaines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Decie Hardin / Mrs. Jenny Jones
MIKE MORAN (Pianist, Music Production) led a piano trio as a teen in his native New Brentney J . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mae Brady / Fanny
York City. After earning a degree in music composition from Boston University he Raleigh Mosely, II . . . . . . Jelly Roll Morton / Dewey / Zutty Singleton
became media director for a New York advertising agency, started his own agency and
became a published children’s author. He then switched to a music. His Mike Moran Trio
Travis Ray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frank Clements / Georgie
teamed with vocalist Kathy Walsh (now Kitt Moran), performing at Trumpets, Shanghai Patric Robinson . . . Red Saunders / Joe “King” Oliver / Bill Bottoms
Jazz, and as regulars at the New York Playboy Club, Jimmy Weston’s and Gregory’s Jai Shanae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lil Hardin Armstrong
in Manhattan. He also did studio work with industry giants Don Sebesky (winner of
Grammys, Tonys) and Teo Macero (producer and manager for Duke Ellington, Tony
Don Walker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Glaser / Stage Directions
Bennett, Miles Davis, etc.) and wrote lyrics and music for them and his own songbook.
His recording studio was the platform for a host of TV commercials, music for films, and
music CDs. Following years of performing in New York, Atlantic City and Las Vegas, he
relocated to Florida.

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TRAVIS RAY (Co-Director, Stage Manager, Frank
From the Playwright Clements/Georgie) is thrilled to co-direct, stage
manage and perform within this production. Travis
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre
“A jazz band is like a boy’s club,” one of the characters in LIL & LOUIS tells teenager Performance from Alabama State University.
Lil Hardin. That’s actually my own opinion, formed over years as a jazz fan and more He continued his professional actor training at
than two decades with the Jazz Club of Sarasota, where I have been managing director, the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film/
grants writer, newsletter editor, and currently, public relations director for the Sarasota Nebraska Repertory Theatre. He also holds a Master
Jazz Festival. It’s no coincidence that LIL & LOUIS is presented in conjunction with the of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Management/Arts
festival. Administration from The University of Alabama.
Through my work with the Jazz Club I’ve become friends with some of the world’s Travis has worked with the Alliance Theatre,
greatest jazz musicians, always watching for the few women who come to the fore. It’s Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, the Goodman
not that the Jazz Club discriminates. They’ve sponsored a scholarship program for years; Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and
few women apply. They’ve phoned high school band directors and come up empty- Tyler Perry Studios. Travis is a member of Theatre
handed. Things haven’t changed much since Lil’s era. Maybe Lil’s story can make a Communications Group and Kappa Alpha Psi
difference. Fraternity, Inc. Travis is in the process of starting
a Drama Pilot Program at Visible Men Academy,
How It Started where he will be teaching acting to fifth grade
students this fall. When he’s not working at VMA or WBTT, Travis enjoys traveling with
On March 12, 2017 I was at the Sarasota Jazz Festival dedicated to NEA Jazz Master his husband Jonah, playing fetch with his dog Chance and taking time to meditate and
and longtime Jazz Club member Dick Hyman for his 90th birthday. The Jim Cullum Jazz practice yoga. Travis is also starting his own handmade bow tie and accessories brand
Band (of the longtime NPR radio show, “Live from Riverwalk”) was on stage with Dick and called, The Asè Collection. Follow his brand on Facebook and Instagram by searching
Bob Seymour, former WUSF director of jazz. “@theasecollection.”
They spoke about some music played by the Cullum band and mentioned Lil. I knew who
she was. A spark ignited. As I walked to the green room I decided to write a play about DICK HYMAN (Music Adviser), an NEA Jazz
three female jazz pioneers: Lil Hardin Armstrong, Mary Lou Williams, and Iola Brubeck. Master, is a pianist, organist, arranger, music
Nope. Too complicated. director, and composer. With over 100 albums
under his name, he was among the first to record
I sipped champagne with Jim’s band and Dick, then I went home and googled Lil. There
on the Moog synthesizer; his Minotaur hit Billboard
was a photo of Jim Cullum’s band with Dick Hyman—their “eighth member”—and their
charts. Dick has won seven Most Valuable Player
tribute to Lil! Maybe there really are no coincidences. But I was dismayed that the tribute
Awards from the National Academy of Recording
was titled, “Behind Every Great Man: Lil Hardin and Louis Armstrong.” Lil was so much
Arts and Sciences and two Emmy awards. He
more than that. I wanted to tell her story in the context of Lil’s life—that is, surrounded by
was music director for Benny Goodman’s final TV
music.
appearance, In Performance at the White House
The next day I told Dick of my idea and received enthusiastic encouragement. I and orchestrator of Broadway’s Sugar Babies. In
started doing putting wheels into motion. The play would need strong African-American addition, Dick was composer/arranger for twelve
performers so I approached Nate Jacobs and Julie Leach at Westcoast Black Theatre Woody Allen movies, Moonstruck, Scott Joplin and
Troupe. I pitched my idea and asked if WBTT could be the artistic home for this new play. other films. He was also artistic director for Jazz in
They took a leap of faith and agreed. I also pitched colleagues and musician friends at July at the 92nd Street Y for twenty years. A member
the Jazz Club. They too came on board. of the Jazz Hall of Fame of the Rutgers Institute
I hadn’t yet written a word but wanted to find a director—one who would grasp my of Jazz Studies and the New Jersey Jazz Society,
vision and share it. I mustered the courage to pitch the legendary Chuck Smith, resident Dick has been awarded honorary doctorates from
director at WBTT and Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. I knew him only through his work, the Juilliard School of Music and Wilkes College and the Satchmo from the Jazz Club of
and I liked it. What’s more, LIL & LOUIS is set in Chicago, which Chuck knows well. Sarasota.
Another coincidence? I asked him and he, too, made that leap of faith.
LUKE ANDREWS (Audio Technician, Show Performances) is an in-house sound
By then I’d learned enough to create two short plays. WBTT’s Travis Ray directed and technician at The West Coast Black Theatre Troupe. He has worked on the WBTT shows
Jazz Club president Ed Linehan made videos for grant proposals. Florida’s Division of Rockin’ Down Fairytale Lane, Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul and The Amen Corner. Luke
Cultural Affairs (DCA) recommended a $25,000 matching grant to create and develop LIL graduated from St. Petersburg College with a degree in audio technology. He is also
& LOUIS—but the legislature zeroed all funding. By then I’d written the play and built an an avid musical performer, guitarist and singer/songwriter. He has performed at various
amazing team. Should I abandon it? No! I would find a way.

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The Creative Team Where we are
The people at WBTT, director Chuck Smith, music adviser Dick Hyman, and the team of
the Jazz Club of Sarasota have been immeasurably supportive in bringing LIL & LOUIS
JO MORELLO (Playwright/Producer), a lifelong to the stage. Tonight’s show is possible partly because the Jazz Club made it part of
writer, produced summer stock for three years, their Festival—a perfect fit for jazz lovers, Women’s History Month, and the Club’s annual
turned to dramatic writing, and won two national presentation of its Satchmo Award. The two festival performances quickly sold out but
contests with her initial attempt. In 2015 founded we were able to mount a third through the good people at St. Paul Lutheran Church,
and was producing artistic director of Starlite and First Presbyterian Church provided facilities for our world-class musicians to record
Players in Sarasota, producing 61 new short much of the play’s music.
plays in 15 months. She has now created and
Another major factor has been that so many have either donated their time or worked
is staging LIL & LOUIS, along with two related
far below standard rates—including my husband, playwright Jack Gilhooley, who once
short plays. Productions: Off-Off Broadway/NYC,
dared me to write a play. Without their support tonight’s show couldn’t have happened.
Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania,
Virginia, Kent, UK. Readings: 10 states; includes
Neighborhood Playhouse, O’Neill Theater Center,
Where We’re Going
Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site. Winner Still, we won’t cover all of our expenses through box office. No theater company does.
or finalist: dozens of fellowships, grants and/or We’ve created a nonprofit organization, JoMo Productions, to help, and I wrote a
contests including Florida’s Division of Cultural proposal to bring LIL & LOUIS to full production. The DCA again recommended a grant
Affairs (eight awards); National Endowment for the so we booked director Chuck Smith and St. Paul Lutheran Church for Jan. 22-26. 2020.
Arts (NEA); O’Neill Theatre Center (twice); Kentucky The next day Florida’s budget was announced. For the second consecutive year there
Women Writers Conference; Choate Rosemary are no appropriations for most arts projects.
Hall (twice); and Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Children’s Theatre. Her freelance articles You can help in two ways: Send your feedback (to jo@jomorello.com) to help with further
have been published internationally including American Theatre magazine, the Eugene script development—and please consider a financial contribution.
O’Neill Society Newsletter (editor for five years) and The Eugene O’Neill Review. She’s
a board member of the Eugene O’Neill Society and member of Dramatists Guild. Jo has Be an Angel!
operated Jo Morello, Inc., a small P.R. agency in Sarasota, since 1986, serving the Jazz
Club of Sarasota for over two decades as well as other clients. The Philadelphia native Thank you for coming to see LIL & LOUIS. If you like what you see and want to help
holds a B.S. from Villanova University and an M.S. from Temple University’s School of advance this intriguing new play, please consider a tax-deductible contribution. You can
Communications and Theater. donate through our website, www.jomopro.org, or email jo@jomorello.com.
Sincerely,
CHUCK SMITH (director) is a resident director
at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) in
Sarasota, Florida, where his credits include The
Amen Corner, Mountaintop, The Piano Lesson, Ma
Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Knock Me a Kiss. In
Chicago he is a member of the Goodman Theatre’s
Board of Trustees and is a Resident Director. He
is also a Chicago American Blues associate artist
where he directed Leroi Jones’ Dutchman and Pearl
From WBTT
Cleage’s Flyin’ West, which he will direct at WBTT Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe was pleased to support the launch of LIL
next season. He is a 2003 inductee into the Chicago & LOUIS by Jo Morello with our staff, performance space and technical and
State University Gwendolyn Brooks Center’s administrative consulting. The story grabbed us right away, and Jo’s commitment
Literary Hall of Fame, and a 2001 Chicago Tribune and passion for her project sold us on the concept. We applaud her and the
Chicagoan of the Year. He is the proud recipient of talented cast; her wonderful director, our Resident Director Chuck Smith; co-
the 1982 Paul Robeson Award and the 1997 Award director and stage manager Travis Ray; and the technical crew for their work
of Merit presented by the Black Theater Alliance bringing this wonderful story to life on the stage.
of Chicago. This spring he will receive an honorary
doctorate from his alma mater, Governors State Julie Leach
Nate Jacobs
University in University Park, IL. Executive Director
Founder/Artistic Director

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JAI SHANAE (Lil) is a multitalented artist with a love of theater, music, and various forms
Meet the Cast of art. She appeared in Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul
and The Amen Corner this season, in Rockin’ Down Fairytale Lane this summer and in
the 2014 production of Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul. Other performances include The
BRIAN L. BOYD (Louis) was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale. He studied the art of
Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Jesus), Voodoo Macbeth (Witch) and the world premiere of
theatre performance at Florida A&M University. In 2018 he played Coalhouse Walker
Keesha/Carpenter. Born and raised in Tampa, Jai has had a passion for singing, dancing
Jr. in Ragtime in Fort Collins, CO. His Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe credits include
and creative design since her early childhood. She has been fortunate to share her
The Amen Corner (David), Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul, Raisin (Walter Lee), How I Got
gifts on local and state venues through church, film, music production, modeling, and
Over: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, Black Nativity (ensemble), Dearly Departed (Bud/
engaging poetic performances. She studied music production at Full Sail University in
Ray-Bud), Broadway In Black (ensemble), In the Heights (Benny), A Motown Christmas
Orlando.
(ensemble) and The Mountaintop (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./understudy). Other theatre
credits include Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Ken), and Motones vs. Jerseys.
DON WALKER (Joe Glaser/Stage Directions) has been busy on area stages. He
directed Arthur Keyser’s Before Steepletop at The Players. He was in the Dog Days
LONNETTA GAINES (Decie Hardin Miller/Mrs. Jenny Jones) is a retired educator who
production of Double Indemnity at the Cook Theatre and Much Ado About Nothing at
has danced professionally in the New York City-based companies of Eleo Pomare,
American Stage. A past president of Theatre Odyssey, he frequently acts and directs
Dianne McIntyre, and George Faison. She also worked at the North Sarasota Library,
in their short play festivals. He appeared onstage in several Banyan Theater Company
where she still volunteers. Her first appearance on the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
productions, including The Drawer Boy and “Art.” He also directed several Banyan
stage was in Purlie. More recently, she performed in WBTT’s productions of The Amen
shows, including A Lesson From Aloes, The Price and My Old Lady. During seven
Corner, Dearly Departed and Life in the Cancer Lane. She also performed in Old Enough
seasons at Asolo Rep Don appeared in 1776, Twelve Angry Men, Both Your Houses and
to Know Better at Florida Studio Theatre. Lonnetta is the author of a children’s book, Fia
Born Yesterday. He frequently shared the Golden Apple stage with favorite costar and
and Butterfly: 7 Stories for Character Education.
wife Jenny Aldrich. More recently, they were movers and shakers (onstage and off) with
Jo Morello’s Starlite Players. At Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe he portrayed impresario
BRENTNEY J (Mae Brady/Fanny) is a native of Atlanta and an alumna of Bethune-
Flo Ziegfeld in Nobody: the Bert Williams Story. This summer he will again appear at the
Cookman University. Although she earned a BS in Chemistry, her best chemistry has
Cook Theatre in the Dog Days production of Thornton Wilder’s Theophilus North (July
always been with her fellow performers. Her dance training has allowed her to work on
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various film and television projects, but her love for performing thrives on the stage. Her
niche for musical theatre has allowed her to perform in musicals such as Raisin and
Black Nativity at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe. She also has appeared in productions
of The Amen Corner, Cindy, Show-N-Tell, A Soulful Christmas and In the Heights. Her
unique style expresses her artistry, adaptability and capability to excel in various genres
of entertainment. There are great things to come from this young woman!

RALEIGH MOSELY II (Jelly Roll Morton/Dewey/Zutty Singleton) appeared at Westcoast


Black Theatre Troupe this season in Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul and last season in Soul
Man and In the Heights. Raleigh made his WBTT debut in the summer 2017 production
of Broadway in Black. Originally from Miami, he currently resides in Orlando, where he
earned his BFA in musical theatre from the University of Central Florida. His other theatre
credits include In the Heights (Orlando Shakes), Jesus for the People: Our Passover
Lamb, Spunk and the Harlem Literati, Hair, Ragtime, Oklahoma and The 25th Annual
Putnam County Spelling Bee. Raleigh thanks everyone for their continued love, support
and guidance. “You can win as long as you keep your head to the sky.” Peace and Light.

PATRIC ROBINSON (Red Saunders/Joe “King” Oliver/Bill Bottoms), a native of


Jacksonville, has been delighting audiences with his appearances in various theatres
in New York City, Pennsylvania and Florida. A few of his most notable roles include
Walter Lee (A Raisin in the Sun), Pseudolus (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to
the Forum), Bynum (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), Gitlow (Purlie), and Wining Boy (The
Piano Lesson). Patric has appeared in Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s productions of
The Amen Corner, Raisin, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The Piano Lesson. He is thrilled
to be back in the house.
Standing, L to R: Travis Ray, Brentney J, Patric Robinson, Chuck Smith, Lonnetta Gaines,
Raleigh Mosely II. Seated, Jo Morello, Jai Shanae, Brian L. Boyd. Not pictured: Don Walker.

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