• Yazzy Summer Morning Mix
  • Yazzy Summer Morning Mix
  • Yazzy Summer Morning Mix

Yazzy Summer Morning Mix

“It must be borne in mind that the tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream…”
-Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”
-Leon J. Suenes

Do you love the performing arts? Are you interested in classes in art, dance, theatre, music, voice, or instrumental music?

For more information contact the Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport at (318) 525-0740 or (318) 621-8914.

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Press Release

Contact Person: Martina Williams, Director
Phone: 318-525-0740 / 318-621-8914 (2nd Line & Fax)
Email: tpaarts318@aol.com
Website: www.tpaarts.org

Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport (TPA)
30th annual Yazzy Summer Morning Mix

“My Heritage: Recognizing Black History”

Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport is proud to announce our 30th annual Yazzy Summer Morning Mix grand finale production titled My Heritage: Recognizing Black History.  Join our students and faculty on Friday, July 28, 7:00 pm, at The Riverview Theatre in downtown Shreveport.  This family-friendly musical theater production, written and directed by Nolan Budgewater II, is presented by our talented Yazzy performers and features a cast of Caddo, Bossier, and Desoto parish students ages 7 – 24.  For 7 weeks these students have been working intensively in instrumental music, theater, dance, voice, and visual arts.

My Heritage: Recognizing Black History is a story of two sisters in college who discover their heritage by going back in time. From their African homeland to the classroom where Ruby Bridges made history, these girls’ journey through the days of slavery until they are deep in the heart of the civil rights movement. As the story unfolds, it is intertwined and enriched with music and dance that will captivate your soul and take you on the journey of our ancestors. Songs by James Brown, Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Cynthia Erivo, Sam Cooke, and many others will have you clapping and singing along. The telling of Black history is necessary, and this story told by our Yazzy performers will leave you laughing, crying, and celebrating Black Heritage! 

Tickets are $25.00 for adults; $20.00 for groups of 20 or more adults; and $15.00 for children 17 & under. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite or on the day of the show at the Riverview Theatre.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. For more information contact 318-525-0740 or 318-584-1610.