Learn more about the numerous exciting entertainment events taking place here at Black Spectrum. From theatre and dance to music, we present a wide range of performing arts opportunities.
Professional Theatre Production
Diary of a MILF (Mom I'd Love to Follow)
Comedienne and actress MESHELLE portrays five hilarious characters who refuse to take a backseat in their hybrid SUV in this award-winning one-woman show. The comedy and drama unfold when the “Indie-Mom of Comedy” has to hassle with marriage and a dream career while trying to maintain her MILF (Mom I'd Love to FOLLOW) status with three kids in tow. With a style evocative of “The Girlfriend", not “The WIFE”, and certainly not anyone’s “MOM”, this outrageously gifted and funny comedienne will unleash her special brand of comedy at Black Spectrum Theatre, leaving audiences in overwhelming laughter.
Dates Saturday, May 4th @ 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5th @ 4 p.m.
Tickets $35 Advance (advance sales end April 27th) $40 General $50 VIP (includes VIP seating, VIP lounge, photo op, food & drinks)
Legendary Motown singer, theatre actress, and former Detroit Councilwoman Martha Reeves will discuss her insights on enduring a successful career as a performer. She sang as one of the original backup singers for Marvin Gaye, before her career as lead singer of Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. The all-female group dominated the airwaves with hits such as "Dancing in the Streets", "Heat Wave", and "Nowhere to Run".
A versatile musical packed with uplifting gospel music, Crowns is a coming of age story about a 17-year-old girl named Yolanda who is struggling with the loss of her brother. Her relationship with her grandmother is rekindled when she is sent to South Carolina to find refuge. She is emotionally healed when a group of women shares their stories of survival, success, and faith – personified through their church hats. Based on the best-selling book Crowns.
Dates Fridays and Saturdays, May 17th – June 1st @ 8 p.m. Sundays, May 19th – June 2nd @ 4 p.m.
BSTC is funded in part by NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs; NY Community Trust; National Endowment for the Arts; NYC Parks & Recreation; NYC Black, Hispanic & Asian Caucus; NYC Councilman Daneek Miller; NYC Councilman Donovan Richards; Councilwoman Adrienne Adams; Assemblywoman Alicia Hyman; New York State Senator Leroy Comrie; NYC Dept. of Youth & Community Development; NYC Transit Authority Donations Committee; Carver Bank; Local Union 1199; and NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs Coalitions of Theatre of Color , NYC Cultural Immigrant, and Anti-Gun Violence Initiatives.