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SCHS to Host BHM Jazz Celebration
SCHS to Host BHM Jazz Celebration
Posted on 02/10/2020

The Take Two Drama Club is proud to present “A Black History Month Celebration of Jazz: A Tribute to the Rosedale” on February 25 at 6:00 p.m. at Sussex Central High School.

 

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 or about this most American of musical forms.

 

Says Nika Reid, SCHS guidance counselor and co-producer of the event, “The Rosedale featured Little Steven Wonder, Fats Domino, Ella Fitzgerald – all the greats. And it was a venue in the Green Book (like the movie) – 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 at The Centre for Visual and Performing Arts at Sussex Central High School, 26026 Patriots Way, Georgetown, Delaware. It is presented free of charge but donations are gratefully accepted and all proceeds support 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. What a great way to celebrate Black History Month,” said SCHS drama teacher and Take Two advisor David Warick.

 

The Take Two Drama Club is an independent 501 (c) 3 non-profit 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. If you wish to make a donation to Take Two, please contact Take Two advisor David Warick at david.warick@irsd.k12.de.us.