Dr. Jeni LeGon is a living pioneer in the entertainment industry, who was once known as the best tap dancer in the world. She was also the first woman of color to receive a long-term contract inHollywood, but there were lots of twists and turns on her path to success.
‘Introducing Sepia Girl’ Revue premieres at the 14th Street Theatre
Cleveland, OH: “Introducing Sepia Girl,” is a historically-based multi-media production designed to take the audience on an entertaining journey that recounts the inspirational life of Dr. Jeni LeGon, aka “Minnie the Moocher,” star of screen and stage.
Dr. LeGon is a living pioneer in the entertainment industry, who was once known as the best tap dancer in the world. She was also the first woman of color to receive a long-term contract in Hollywood, but there were lots of twists and turns on her path to success. Celebrated around the world, but barely recognized in the United States, the “Introducing Sepia Girl” revue was developed to educate, inspire, and touch all those who witness it on the stage.
Join us as we explore the early days of Hollywood-from the 1930s to present day- and honor a true American legend, Dr. Jeni LeGon.
“Introducing Sepia Girl” will premiere on stage at the Playhouse Square’s 14th Street Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio on Sept. 10, 2011. “Introducing Sepia Girl” is also scheduled to take the stage at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA- from Nov. 3 through 6, and again from Nov. 10 through the 12, 2011.
The role of Dr. Jeni LeGon is played by “Karamu” Theatre alum, Joyce Meadows, and the cast is rounded out by Greg White, Dakota Gant, Saidah Mitchell, Janae Potts, George Clements, John Wilburn and Frederick Moody.
Produced by Dakota P. Productions and the Richard and Virgie Robinson Family Foundation, “Introducing Sepia Girl” will also be directed by co-producer, Arline Burks-Gant.
Tickets are on sale now for $25 each at www.playhousesquare.org, or to order tickets by phone, call 216-241-6000 or 866-546-1353, Monday-Sunday, between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.
For more information, contact Arline Burks-Gant at 216-249-5464 or Vanessa Herron at 818-568- 9503.