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Wanda's Picks: Holidays Shows for the Entire Family

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Leila Baradaran who co-directs The Revolutioanary Nutcracker Sweetie– The Kidz Version, this year, joins Stella Adelman who plays the role of The Mouse King and Mrs. McGreed to talk about the show: Dec. 10-11, 2011, Sat., 2 pm & 6 pm; Sun., 1 pm & 5 pm at Brava Theater, 2781 24th St (@ York). Call: 415-273-4633. Georgia Houston Webb joins us to talk about the encore production of her musical: A Little Piece of God, Saturday December 10 and Sunday, December 11, 2011. Written and directed by Georgia Houston Webb the play features: Oakland gospel music great Daryl Coley, an original song by Branice McKenzie, a long time background singer for both Harry Belafonte and Gregory Hines. A Little Piece of God is a two act play of rhyming poems, sometimes spoken, other times sung. The story is energetically introduced by the character "Life" who gives a hint of the mystery found in our existence. Actors play the parts of human emotions (i.e., Fear, Guilt, and Worry). Eventually, the forces of Friendship, Love and Peace prevail. Laced with dance and comedy, "A Little Piece of God" champions the essential joy of life in the face of the problems of our existence. Music by Ayinde Pendleton Webb is performed by local youth musicians and features Sandra Poindexter.Tickets:$15.00 at the door 24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006. Beli Sullivan, award-winning storyteller and actor, joins us to talk about AASC's season special on its 10th Anniversary, "Cinderella" at the Buriel Clay Theater through Dec. 18, 2011. She is the Fairy Godmother, one of many stars in a show full of constallations. We close with a prerecorded interview with Dee Rees, director of the lovely film, "Pariah," opening at the end of December in Bay Area theatres. Pariah is a wonderful coming of age story filled with grand performances and stellar cinematography.

 

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