Martin Luther King Day at The Rosendale Theatre

The Rosendale Theatre Collective will present “Let it Shine!” at The Rosendale Theatre on Monday, January 17th, 2022, at 2 PM. This Living History Musical for the whole family will celebrate the greatness of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.

In his lifetime, Dr. King spoke to countless people of all walks of life, and his message was consistent: offer service, faith, fairness, dignity, and brotherhood. He said: “Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service.”

Somehow, his message seems more relevant now than ever. “Let it Shine!:” is a unique celebration of Rev. Dr. King’s legacy featuring an all-star lineup of guests and entertainment. Described as a Living History Musical for the whole family, this very special event features Oliver King as MLK; interpretive dancers Keely Wright and Energy Dance Company; vocalists Miss Renee Bailey, Rev. Evelyn Clarke, Franklyn Gillis, The Gold Hope Duo featuring Lara Hope, Kortnee McCall; with special guests Bassist Robert Kopec, Rev. Nick (Tecumseh Red Cloud) Miles, Parrots for Peace; Redwing Blackbird Theater, and more!
Radio Kingston’s Jessieca McNabb will narrate, and the community will honor Human Rights and Social Justice Leaders of Ulster County.

The event will conclude with a screening of “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” an intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy, and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism (Rated PG – 13), followed by a post-film discussion facilitated by New Paltz High School history teacher, Albert Cook.

Kitt Potter conceived and produced this special presentation with help from coordinators Carrie Wykoff, Jesscieca McNabb, and Dorian Randolph.

“As a granddaughter of civil rights and union leaders, producing this event in these days and times runs deep for me. I hope that our 2022 presentation will inspire, especially the youth, to make sure his Dream lives on and on” said Producer Kitt Potter.

Monday, January 17th, 2022, 2 PM “Let it Shine!”, 4 PM “John Lewis: Good Trouble” By Donation. Reserve your seats at rosendaletheatre.org. RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY SUGGESTED.

This program is sponsored by The Williams Lake Project.

COVID POLICY: Proof of vaccination required for entry for patrons over five. Proof includes: CDC Vaccination Card or a New York Excelsior Pass matched with a photo ID. Masks must be worn inside unless eating and drinking at your seat.

About: The Rosendale Theatre Collective aims to operate the historic Rosendale Theatre as a vital and diverse cultural Hudson Valley. They use the power of film and live performance to entertain, educate and inspire connection.

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