Thanks to one of New Jersey’s finest dramatic musicals, “City Of Hope”, the legendary Newark Symphony Hall Theater will come alive with music!
For One Night Only.
Brought to you by accomplished Producer/Entrepreneur Michael G. Carr, the story takes place in an inner city community that,although filled with violence and struggles; it’s a community of love, and determination for change.
The Crawford family has just moved into the neighborhood, having fallen on hard times. They find themselves back in the “hood” where they begin to soon remember and revalue those things they once had but had forgotten.
Meanwhile, you have Walker family who refuses to give in to their surrounding and circumstances and when faced with the ultimate of life’s trial, it is through their FAITH that hope becomes ALIVE, and it is during the season of giving unselfishly the families are mended, hearts healed, faith restored, and peace within the gates. However nothing is never as it appears and there are struggles everywhere.
COH reminds us how hearts are hardened and jealously is cruel, yet when “love” REACHES the core of a man, it shows how the LOVE OF GOD makes a heart of stone flesh. The Watson family, pillar of the community, seems unable to be cut a break when their world spirals out of control, as a loved one faces an addiction that suddenly forces the reality that they too need help and that no one is above reproach.
An Initials Original Dramatic Musical Stage Play
Joining the 2017 cast as ‘Mayor’ is Deacon Don Dy-Dy, fresh from his New Jersey Love and Not Hate march with Reverend Al Sharpton and after the release of his EP “Spiritual Ammo”.
Save the date to come and enjoy this exciting stage musical with your whole family.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017
AT THE HISTORICAL NEWARK SYMPHONY HALL THEATER
IN NEWARK NEW JERSEY
VIP Tickets $50
General Admission $35
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Curtains open at 7:00 PM
Michael G Carr is a luminary for change and activist for acceptance. A noted stage play writer, producer, revered pastor and entrepreneur, the New Jersey-native has earned local acclaim in the theater community. As founder of Initials Entertainment & Productions (IEP) he was able to quench his thirst for introducing the world of entertainment to a heretical genre of theatrical plays that entertain, inspire, educate – and often, unveil for public awareness and discourse socioeconomic issues plaguing civil society.
Serving as executive producer of his own stories-to-stage productions Carr worked and collaborated with many globally recognizable names within the entrainment industry. Some of the names comprising the list of credit for Carr include: John Blassingame, Kedar Massenburg, Robyn Crawford, Emmy Award-Winning Bill Clark of NBC-Editor, Film Director/Writer and Producer Joshua Coates, Screen Writer Dan Griffin, Author and Publisher Deborah Smith-Simpkins, Producer/Writer and Recording Artist C. L. Carr of Cel Entertainment, Kojo Bentil, and Dr. Albert J. Lewis.
Despite his many business endeavors, Carr – who holds a B.A. in Theology, still manages to remain as a countable role model and active civic-minded member of society, while volunteering for various non- profit organizations and serving on countless Boards of Directors, including the African American Heritage Parade Committee, the Rainbow Coalition under the direction of the notable Reverend Jessie Jackson, and the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)