Despite getting stuck in traffic, starting the concert 45 minutes late and the only surviving member’s knee pain, The Dramatics featuring Willie Ford and its Dramatics Experience Band came out of the gate jamming and gave the New Horizon Theater audience a high-octane show they won’t soon forget.
The Dramatics featuring Willie Ford were the featured act for New Horizon Theater’s 19th annual black tie event in support of the theater company’s 24 years of providing quality African American based entertainment to the Pittsburgh area.
The evening began with New Horizon Theater putting on an excerpt from its upcoming play, “From My Hometown” a rags to riches celebration of the American dream in classic rhythm and blues. It will run from May 26 (preview) -June 5 at the Carnegie Library Auditorium, 7101 Hamilton Ave. Homewood. Tickets are $15 and $20. For more information visit newhorizontheater.org or call 412-431-0773.
“We are really proud that we’ve been able to do this for 24 years,” said New Horizon Theater chairperson Joyce Meggerson-Moore “and that New Horizon Theater is still standing strong.”
The group, dressed in identical black, rhinestone-accented suits, black ascots and white shirts, took the audience all the way back to 1971 with the hit “What You See is What You Get” and continued on a chronological music journey with 1973’s “Hey You Get Off My Mountain,” to 1975’s mega hit, “Me and Mrs. Jones.”