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Press Release

Contact Person: Gloria C. Gipson, Executive Director
Phone: 318-525-0740 / 318-621-8914 (2nd Line & Fax)

Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport (TPA)
25th annual Yazzy Summer Morning Mix

“Tales of Yazzyhood”

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Join the students and faculty of Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport, as we present our grand finale production for our 25 th annual Yazzy Summer Morning Mix. The Summer Morning Mix is an intensive 7 weeks cultural arts program, recruiting over 90 artistically talented youth, ages 7-24. The culminating production will take place on Friday, July 28, 2017, 7:00 pm, at The Riverview Theatre, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, in downtown Shreveport. This show represents the evidence of hard work by our musically and theatrically participants, as well as a visual arts exhibit displaying our student’s talents. Our theme is “Tales of Yazzyhood” featuring Stephanie Jordan, Jazz Vocalist and Michael Ward, Jazz Violinist, both from New Orleans, LA.

Come with us on an adventure to Yazzyhood! Yazzy puts their own unique spin on fairy tales and jazz music. Rita Red is a new resident of Brokecello, Mississippi. She gets bullied by a group of kids who takes her beloved Chaka bear. Rita Red tries to recover her bear and accidental falls into a portal that leads to Yazzyhood. She meets different wood creatures and characters who teach her about different genres of jazz in Yazzyhood. Beware of that pesky wolf who hates jazz! She meets Pretty Boy Prince Charming who invites her to a party at his father’s castle. There she enjoys the beautiful voice of jazz singer Stephanie Jordan and the enchanting jazz violin strings of Michael Ward. You do not want to miss this wonderful adventure!

Tickets are $20.00 for adults (18 & up); $15.00 for groups of 20 or more adults; and $10.00 for children (17 & under). Tickets can be purchased at the Theatre of the Performing Arts office, located at 4005 Lakeshore Drive, Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, or at The Riverview Theatre on the day of the show. Doors will open at 6:00 pm. For more information contact Theatre of the Performing Arts’ office at 318-525-0740 or 318-621- 8914 or visit our website at