“Kingstown: The Musical”, an original stage production featuring live music and an all-star Vincentian cast will be staged at Indian Bay for six nights, beginning May 16.
The show stars Leeonney Bentick as Dr. Ann-Marie Taylor, a young doctor at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital; Brian Maloney as Quincy Grant, her would be Canadian lover; Jeremy Barbour as Michael Thomas, R.N., Ann-Marie’s fiancé; and Deanna Hadaway-Carbon as Keara Jamison, Ann-Marie’s best friend.
Organisers say that the event promises to be a night to remember, with an ensemble cast and 15 musical numbers ranging from classic soul to Vincy folk music, calypso, reggae, classical opera, soca, gospel, rap, stomp and more — all in a unique outdoor setting.
Pannist/percussionist Rodney Small and his Ultimateband will provide the live music. The play is suitable for all ages, producers of the show say.
The story was written by Marc Erdrich and the production is directed by Erdrich (stage) and Ruth Boerger (music), whose previous credits In St. Vincent and the Geenadines include “From Ballads to Broadway” and “Oh, Daddy!”.
David “Darkie” Williams, an icon in the Vincentian performing arts scene, is the stage manager, Maxine Browne, the founder and artistic director of La Gracia Dance Company, is providing the choreography and Anthony Theobalds is in charge of lighting.