R.E.S.P.E.C.T. - A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF ARETHA FRANKLIN

October 6-8, 2022
Doors 6:30pm | Show 8:00pm

Where

Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is an electrifying tribute celebrating the music of the legendary Aretha Franklin. This concert experience takes audiences on a journey of love, tragedy, courage, and triumph. Starring a live band and supreme vocalists, come experience a night of music by one of the greatest artists of all time.

The concert features all your favorite hits in one evening, including "Natural Woman,” “Think,” “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” “Chain of Fools,” “Respect,” and many more. You’ll be out of your seat and dancing in the aisles as you lose yourself in the music that inspired a generation.

The American tour of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. will be directed by Broadway’s Christina Sajous (Spongebob Squarepants, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, American Idiot, Baby It’s You), with Musical Direction by Darnell White (Revelation The Musical, Gospel at Colonus) and Casting by Tracey Moore (creator of “The Black Box” on Crackle, founder of The Spirited Actor Workshop; casting credits with Miramax, Fox, MTV, Spike Lee, and national commercials).

CAST & ARTISTIC TEAM

TREJAH BOSTIC (Lead Singer) is a singer/actress based out of Brooklyn, New York. Her most recent credits include Great Great Aunt Rose in “Rosie Revere Engineer and Friends” with TheatreWorks USA and Celie in “The Color Purple” at The Barn Dinner Theatre in Greensboro NC. This will be her first national tour! “I am super excited to be a part of this amazing cast and I’m looking forward to going on this journey and experiencing all the beautiful audiences that we will come to meet.”

MEGHAN DAWSON (Host 2) is thrilled to be stepping into her first National Tour! Born and raised in south Louisiana, she was surrounded by a rich musical culture at a very young age. Love for whimsical storytelling and musical instruments is credited to be what started her performance aspirations. Most recently seen in Six! The Musical as Tudor queen Catherine Parr. She attended Louisiana State University with an Opera concentration and has used that technical training to perform around the world. 

NATTALYEE RANDALL (Host 1 / Lead Singer understudy) currently resides in NYC but is originally from Springfield, IL. She attended Western Illinois University for Music and English Education. She is an activist, ultra marathoner, teacher, and actor. You can catch her in the movie “The Ghost Who Walks” which is on Peacock TV. She recently directed and executive produced the documentary “The Race Against Race” which premiered at DOC NYC. Much love and thanks to Susan Campochiaro Confrey of CBU Management and JC William Agency.

ASHTON WEEKES (Host 3) aka ASHTNMRTN is a New York City-based singer-songwriter and actor whose music flows in between genres exploring soul and sensuality. His songs dive into early experiences with love, sex, and heartbreak. "Mindfreak", his latest release on Blck Mrcy Recordings is a sultry, playful mid-tempo about enigmatic bosses looking to flex. His past work includes appearances in Damien Escobar and Father John Misty videos, performing with fashion brand Pyer Moss and the upcoming micro series H.E.R.

CHRISTINA SAJOUS (Director) Broadway: Spongebob Squarepants (Sandy Cheeks), Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark (Arachne), American Idiot (Extraordinary Girl), Baby It’s You! (Shirley), Tupac Shakur’s Holler If Ya Hear Me. Regional: A Wonderful World (Miami New Drama) Paradise Square (Berkeley Rep), The Prince of Egypt (TheatreWorks), Carmen: an Afro Cuban Musical (TecTonic Theatre Project), Romeo & Juliet (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Disgraced (Denver Center of Performing Arts). TV/Film performing credits include “Spongebob Squarepants The Musical Live on Stage” as Sandy Cheeks (Nickelodeon), “Run the World” (Starz)  “Kevin Can F*** Himself” (AMC) “Chicago Med” (NBC), “Blue Bloods” (CBS),“Jesus Christ Superstar Live” (NBC), “Alpha House”(Amazon), “One Life to Live” (ABC), “Broadway Idiot” (Netflix). Christina attended NYU: Tisch School of the Arts, and the International Theatre Wing in Amsterdam.

DARNELL WHITE (Music Director) A noted staple in New York City’s music scene, Darnell has developed a pristine reputation as a performer, composer, and musical director. As a music director, he has collaborated with artists including Melba Moore, Brian McKnight, Blaine Krauss, Amma Ossei, Willis White, Angela Birchett, David LaMarr, Carlton Jumel Smith, and more. He recently served as musical director for the off-Broadway show Revelation The Musical as well as the film adaptation of Gospel at Colonus, Lady Day at Emerson’s Grill (Depot Theater), and served as the Artist in Residence at the American Songbook Association. He is currently the musical director for several churches in the New York area and the chorusmaster for Trilogy: An Opera Company in Newark, NJ. Darnell is highly recognized as one of New York City’s top vocal coaches and is always accepting new talent into his studio.

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