Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Fans of the Africa Channel’s hit TV series, “‘da Kink In My Hair,” are in for a real treat. The original musical, from which the TV show was derived, is coming to Atlanta’s Horizon Theatre July 15-August 28.
From long-running international sell-outs to a TV show, “‘da Kink in My Hair” by Trey Anthony is a musical sensation of love, hope, survival and redemption through eight women’s trials and celebrations. Winner of 4 NAACP Theatre Awards and named Critics Choice by the London Evening Standard, “‘da Kink in My Hair” will move, inspire and delight.
“If you want to know a black woman, you touch her hair,” says Novelette, as she delves into the tresses and stresses of her clients to reveal their hidden stories. On this day in the salon of their West Indian stylist, hurried women converge to have their hair done for dates, jobs and upkeep. But they come away with not just a new hairdo, but a lifted soul and a lightened heart. This amazing musical tells their incredible, uncensored, unforgettable tales through songs and dance with a vibrant drum beat.
“‘da Kink in My Hair” will be re-imagined for Horizon audiences by Horizon Associate Artist, director Thomas W. Jones II, and revered musical director S. Renee Clark teaming up again after past Horizon hits like “Three Sistahs,” “Right On” and “Uprising.” Terry Burrell, last seen as the star of the Alliance Theatre’s acclaimed show “Ethel,” will lead the cast of talented women through this moving musical night.
Click here for performance times and check out a video below that was made a few years back when the show was transitioning from the stage to the small screen.