For All Seasons will host the performance of Red Devil Moon at the Avalon Theatre. The evening will include songs from the musical narrated by Robert Earl Price, who is a recipient of the American Film Institute’s William Wyler Award for Screenwriting and the author of four books of poetry. He spent 15 years in Los Angeles working in the Black film movement and collaborated with artists associated with the L.A. Rebellion. Music in the show will be performed by the Gospel trio Sombarkin and the Pam Ortiz Band. Sombarkin, whose members include Karen Somerville, Lester Barrett Jr., and Jerome McKinney, is well known and admired for their deeply layered and finely wrought sound and vocal arrangements. The Pam Ortiz Band, whose members include Nevin Dawson (viola, violin, and vocals), Philip Dutton (piano, keyboards and vocals), Ford Schumann (guitar and vocals), Bob Ortiz (percussion and vocals), and Pam Ortiz (guitar and vocals), will be joined by Tom Anthony on bass and Ray Anthony on drums. The troupe performed the concert version of “Red Devil Moon” at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival.
Tickets to “Red Devil Moon” at the Avalon Theatre cost $25 for adults and $10 for students. To purchase tickets, visit forallseasonsinc.org or call 410-822- 1018. For information on “Red Devil Moon,” visit reddevilmoon.com.
Caption: Pictured is Karen Somerville with members of the Pam Ortiz Band.