Thank you to all who attended the JWCPA Dinner Theatre Event on Oct 19th! We really appreciate your support!
Also thanks to the talented particpants: Triva Johnson, Stephen Roberts, Demetria Graham, and featured guest artist Crystal Rae who performed “Lions”, an award winning One Women Play also written by her!!
Audience members said “We really enjoyed the show. She is talented and so are the poets & dancer. We need more of this in Beaumont (area).”
A special thanks to H. Clay and Dana Williams for hosting the production at Vision Alive Church, Fran Clark for coordinating the festivities & acquiring Sponsors, John Adams (Photographer), Gloria Aldridge, John Williams, NiAunta Thompson and Board Member Volunteers!!
Want to get your business some recognition this holiday season? The Jonathan Williams Center for the Performing Arts is offering ad spaces in the souvenir book for the upcoming play “The Gospel According to Scrooge.”
For more information and to place your ad, download the form here.
Read more about The Jonathan Williams Center for the Performing Arts here.
JWCPA will begin this year by bringing to Beaumont a fantastic performance of “Mahalia”, a rousing musical about the life of legendary Gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson, written by Tom Stolz. This presentation was in collaboration with Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church of Beaumont, JWCPA and The Ensemble Theater of Houston which recently completed its run to sold-out audiences. After seeing it, I knew we had to bring this musical play with its amazing vocals to our city!
Our second project is “The Gospel According to Scrooge” with music by John A. Worre and Tom Ellie in collaboration with Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church and its Choral Department. This production will include up to 100 actors and technicians. “Scrooge” will be shown December 1st and 2nd of this year with three presentations under the direction of Jonathan Williams. To support this project, JWCPA will host workshops in singing, acting, dance and technical theater to provide youth and adult artists with specific performance skills.
We feel these projects are important to provide performing arts education and quality performing opportunities for youth and adults in our community. JWCPA seeks to cultivate talent and increased access to the arts by cultivating talent and increasing access to the arts in our community. We planned an ambitious inaugural season and we ask you to be one of our premier partners with these exciting performances!