Michelle Williams has her sights set on a new theater production. It has been announced she will be featured in The American Pops Orchestra event “Respect: The Music of Aretha Franklin“. The show will take place Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Washington, DC at Arena Stage on The Mead Center for American Theater: Fichandler. Tickets are on sale now at TheAmericanPops.org.
Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA – Washington, DC’s innovative hometown orchestra – have announced their all-star 2017-2018 season. The diverse line-up will include a tribute to legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin, a special evening combining yoga with the APO’s favorite standards, a new family show based on the classic tale Around the World in 80 Days, and a program celebrating the wit of iconic songwriter Cole Porter. Unless otherwise noted, all shows are at the Orchestra’s new home, Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth Street SW). Tickets to all shows are now on sale at www.TheAmericanPops.org.
“This will prove to be our best season yet, with musical selections and styles for everyone,” says Luke Frazier. “I am thrilled to be moving to the beautiful facilities of Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater. We are dedicated to sharing the best American music highlighting our own homegrown ideals of inclusivity. The APO is partnering with Victory Heights and Sunrise Retirement Community to provide high quality music to seniors around the region. We are also continuing our community partnerships providing free and reduced tickets to those in need.”
Respect: The Music of Aretha Franklin
featuring Moya Angela, Ariana DeBose, Nova Payton, Bria Skonberg
and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8:00 PM
18 Grammys, 75-million records sold, one incomparable artist – Aretha Franklin. Celebrate the music of Ms. Franklin in a concert that highlights some of the greatest hits of her career, including “A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” “Spanish Harlem,” and “Since You’ve Been Gone.” Featuring Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Ariana Debose (Hamilton, A Bronx Tale), Bria Skonberg (Sony Records Jazz Recording Artist, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center), Moya Angela (“America’s Got Talent,” In Transit, Dreamgirls), and Nova Payton (Helen Hayes Award winner, Carnegie Hall).