The Take Two Drama Club will present “A Black History Month Celebration of Jazz: A Tribute to the Rosedale” at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at Sussex Central High School, 26026 Patriots Way, Georgetown.
Paying homage to the Rosedale — a legendary performing venue for some of the greatest performers of the last century — this jazz celebration will feature performers from both Sussex Central and Indian River high schools. It will present both instrumental and choral jazz numbers as well as readings influenced by or about jazz.
“The Rosedale featured Little Steven Wonder, Fats Domino, Ella Fitzgerald — all the greats,” said Nika Reid, SCHS guidance counselor and co-producer of the event. “And it was a venue in the Green Book, which meant it was a resort that was safe for black people to visit on their road trips. Right here in Millsboro, Delaware.”
The show is presented free of charge but donations will be accepted, with proceeds supporting future Take Two dramatic productions.
“I’m so proud Take Two is co-producing this event in honor of a great historic Delaware venue — The Rosedale,” said SCHS drama teacher and Take Two adviser David Warick. “What a great way to celebrate Black History Month.”
The Take Two Drama Club is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which supports the production of plays and musicals for the students of Sussex Central High School and the surrounding communities. All ticket proceeds go directly back into the production of future shows and to supporting the students of Sussex Central in studying and creating theatre.
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