“I Dream” is powerful. It’s a moving production staged by Opera Carolina that is set in the final hours of the extraordinary lives of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his wife, Coretta. The staging, acting and phenomenal musical performances from the cast bring history to life at Belk Theater September 16, 18 &19.
It was both painful and beautiful to watch Dr King, played brilliantly by Bass/Baritone Derrick Davis, conquer his personal struggles to lead the movement that changed our nation for the better. The forces fighting the civil rights movement dug deep to destroy the King’s marriage, but it didn’t stop the pair from daring to dream of a better life for their children…. for all children. Despite the efforts to use his flaws to stifle social justice, the young preacher from Alabama became an icon and his memory is a national treasure. He proved that we don’t have to be perfect to reach the mountaintop.
The modern opera opens Opera Carolina’s 72nd season refreshed with some new music and a revised script. Special seating that allows for social distancing is available for each show and masks are required in the theater. Call 704.372.1000 for tickets or click here
Listen to Matt & Ramona this week to win tickets to see ‘I Dream’ on September 18th with Ramona Holloway.
Victor Ryan Robinson (Center) plays civil rights leader Hosea Williams, the grandfather of Porsha Williams from ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’
Ramona Holloway, Mix 107.9 and Megan Miller from Opera Carolina
Matt Harris and Ramona Holloway hanging with listeners at the Opera
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