Dessa Rose: NOMINATED FOR BEST MUSICAL!
The Firehouse Theatre Project was very proud to present
DESSA ROSE this past season!
June 3, 2012EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 10 BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Musical Direction by Leilani Giles
Choreography by Karen Getz
Directed by Richard M. Parison, Jr.
A Co-Production with Richmond CenterStage*
After rave reviews, a nearly sold out run, and a packed extension weekend, we were delighted to find out that DESSA ROSE has been nominated for Best Musical by the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle!
While the show is now closed, please check out links to some of our rave reviews, as well as some video from the show.
Richmond CenterStage and the Firehouse Theatre Project come together to present Dessa Rose, a musical full of love, laughter, hope and a pair of two unlikely heroines. One is a fallen lady of society abandoned by her husband, the other a pregnant slave sentenced to death on the gallows. When circumstances thrust them together, they form an uneasy alliance in an attempt to secure them both their freedom and that of their infant children. The journey proves treacherous, and their lives become further intertwined. The women are forced to transcend racial barriers. They forge a true friendship that makes them realize they have far more power together than they ever would alone. Based on imagined details of real events, this dangerous adventure of a musical celebrates life in all its joys, triumphs and challenges.
Nicholas Aliff … Adam Nehmiah
Stacy Cabaj … Ruth Sutton
Diana Carver … Ensemble
Fran Coleman … Ruth’s Mother/Susannah
Keydron Dunn … Kaine/Ensemble
Laymetha Guy … Ensemble
Michael Hawke … Bertie
Stephanie Hill … Rose
Dale Leopold … Mr. Oscar/Ensemble
Katrinah Lewis … Dorcus/Gemina/Janet
Todd Patterson … Harker
Desiree Roots … Dessa Rose
Alana Thomas … Joy
Durron Tyre … Nathan