February 19th & 20th
Opera Noir will be presenting “Soul Sistahs,” a sassy, soulful stage show featuring J. Rosalynn Smith-Clark, on February 19-20 at The El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The show celebrates the legacy of African American female performers in Jazz, Blues, R&B, Hip Hop and, of course, classical music. The journey of song and dance begin with the fabulous “La Baker,” Miss Josephine Baker, and moves on to celebrate great divas, funky and otherwise, including current Hip Hop-Neo “Soul Sistahs.”
“Soul Sistahs” is an artistic expression of Opera Noir founded by J. Rosalynn Smith-Clark’s on the philosophy of blending and embracing the rich cultural heritage of African Americans in the arts. “This show is my way of celebrating all that I have been exposed to in terms of music and dance, and how it has informed me as an artist and as an arts educator. I am especially proud that, in conjunction with this production, Opera Noir will expose more than 1,000 students from underserved communities, including children from special needs classrooms and campuses, to free student dress rehearsals and question and answer sessions with the artists and production staff,” states Ms. Smith-Clark.
Show times for “Soul Sistahs” are 7:30 pm on Friday, February 19 and 7 pm on Saturday, February 20. Special discounted tickets are available for Saturday night’s “Target Family Night” performance. For tickets or more information, please call (323) 936-9892 or visit www.operanoir.org.