One of the things a belle loves most about Houston is the arts scene! Y’all had to have known that was coming. The city has a museum district and a theatre district that is happening! Last week, I saw a PHENOMENAL musical, From My Hometown, at the Ensemble Theatre in downtown Houston. The musical follows three men from Detroit, Memphis and Philadelphia who have dreams of performing at the Apollo and making it big. The Ensemble Theatre dedicates itself to shows that illustrate the African-American experience, and this one did not disappoint.
From My Hometown is the season closer for the Ensemble Theatre, and lemme tell you, you HAVE to go see it. It really ends the season on a feel good note!
If you grew up on real music, and not this cookie cutter stuff they play on the radio nowadays, you will enjoy this musical! Expect to hear a little Otis Redding, Donny Hathaway, and other artists whose names I don’t know but songs I can sing .
The three performers (Jobari Parker-Namdar, Ron Johnson, Anthony Bogess–Glover) were absolutely talented. All of their voices harmonized well and the men had that soul that makes you bop your head and tap your feet. The musical incorporates classic songs from the Motown era. Trust me, you will be happy you attended this show!
The show ends on July 28th and you can get your tickets here. Tickets range from $20-$45.
Disclosure: We received tickets to this event. As always, a belle’s opinions are her own!