ArtCentric’s New Musical ‘Delilah’ Staged Reading at Atlas on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Washington Savoyards presents

ArtsCentric’s premiere of a new original musical 



January 14th, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Washington Savoyards presents Maryland-based production company ArtsCentric’s premiere of an original musical entitled Delilah in a semi-staged reading on Monday January 14th at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street NE Washington, DC 20002). ArtsCentric’s Artistic Director Kevin S. McAllister is credited for writing the book and CEO Cedric D. Lyles the music. 

Delilah is the compelling age-old tale ofSamson and Delilah told through the eyes of the story’s antagonist, Delilah. It will feature a cast of local all-stars including Jamie Eacker (Delilah), Chris Sizemore (Samson), and Felicia Curry (Psoirah). (The Cast: Kelli Blackwell, Ricardo Blagrove, Celia Blitzer, Mary Kate Brouillet, Austin Colby, Nathan Cooney, Crystal Freeman, Ashley Johnson, Ashleigh King, Nicholas Lehan, David Little, Shayla Lowe, Darren McDonnell, and Christopher Rudy).

“Nearly four years ago, we decided to take our creative instincts and put together our ideal musical theater show: Delilah,” says Lyles. Kevin McAllister, most recently billed as Assistant Director for FLY at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, will also direct the semi-staged reading of the new musical. Although the work is Lyles & McAllister’s first official musical, they planned and sketched out the road map for Lyles’ The Black Nativity (December 2011), and are planning to write a song cycle once Delilah is completed.

Kevin Stephen McAllister.

Since ArtsCentric’s inception, Lyles and McAllister have been the creative force behind the company’s edgy, stylish, and exquisite artistic productions. Every musical theater production this team touches turns to artistic gold. Their work has been featured at Toby’s Dinner Theatres: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (2010), Beehive: the ’60s musical (2011), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (2012) and The Wiz (February 2013) – in addition to ArtsCentric’s Next To Normal (2012) and Aida (2007); and St. Mark’s Players’ Assassins (2011).

If you’ve ever seen a production directed by Lyles & McAllister, you won’t want to miss this new original work. It will be everything you expect: hot, sexy, emotion packed, drama filled, heart felt, and powerful. The artistic vision of Kevin S. McAllister, the musical genius of Cedric D. Lyles, and the powerful performance presence ArtsCentric brings to the stage, with singers you couldn’t imagine, is a recipe for success.

Founded by twelve aspiring young artists in 2003, ArtsCentric is an organization designed to bring quality artistic works and creative services to the community at large. Its members consist of talented artists, musicians, educators, composers, and playwrights.

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