Don’t miss the train heading to The Scottsboro Boys at the Old Globe
La Jolla Light - almost 5 years
By Diana Saenger
A story about boys sentenced to die for something they never did is compelling enough, but mixing it up minstrel-style in the way “The Scottsboro Boys” is told, is a tour de force not to be missed.
An incredible group of male actors pay homage to John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical talents as they sing and dance up a storm in the Old Globe’s West Coast premiere of “The Scottsboro Boys.”
Haywood Patterson (Clifton Duncan) energizes his buddies about to take a train trip that alters their lives in 'The Scottsboro Boys' at The Old Globe Theatre. Photo Henry DiRocco.
The brilliant story, from a book by David Thompson, swings from a minstrel parody to a heartfelt true story of the tragedy that happened to nine African-American boys in 1931.
When the song “Minstrel March” begins, it’s an intro into a shocking tale told through humor and historical revelation. Mr. Tambo (JC Montgomery) and Mr. Bones (Jared Joseph) dressed in 1930’s pointy collars, coattails and
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