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Nell, Her story and My story too

Musical, Play

Many people live the same archetypical stories. We are human beings and we have more in common than we can imagine with each other. We often think, “Oh I have such an original story” – and some people do. However, some people have lived an experience that is really rare, and really unique. Nell Carter, born September 13, 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama was an American Singer and Actress. She won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway Musical, Ain’t Misbehavin’, as well as an Emmy Award for her reprisal of the role on the television show, Gimme a Break. Ramona White, born May 5, 1971 in Fort Worth, Texas is an American Singer and Actress. She won rave reviews for her role as Lola Rose in Murder in Motown and in the movie Deception of Love, directed by Snoop Robinson. Both actresses have trademark sass complimented by a distinctively adenoidal voice. They each developed an early interest in singing that led to performances in various youth groups, the church choir and even the gospel circuit. This was positive distraction from the major traumas suffered during their early life which included the tragic death of both their fathers, and rape as a child; Nell, at gun point as a teenager while walking home from church and Ramona, once as a child by a relative and again as a teenager by her mother’s boyfriend. Nell Carter passed away January 23, 2003 of a heart attack brought on by complications from diabetes. There’s so much in this kind of process that Ramona has cut away, cut out and that she has let go of. Her heroine journey struggles are elements of her great one women show with transformation. Ramona White is a very brilliant, very great improviser and actress. Her show spans her lifetime and thematically is very strong. It focuses around her dysfunctional experiences then it flashes back to childhood where there were some red flags around that, her putting the pieces together and then her own spiritual and healing journey of how she chose to deal with that. This one women show Nell staring Ramona White, “Her story and My story too”, intertwines both Nell and Ramona’s theatrical and singing similarities with favorite songs from Nell Carter and a few of Ramona’s favorite songs and concludes with an original song written by Ramona that inspires anyone that hears it. This show has humor, characters, direct spiritual insight and wisdom, and music. It’s not just your typical show, but a spectacular production that will leave you in awe. For show times and tickets visit www.ramonamusic.net