This concert/theater work brings the music and the story of the great Ray Charles to vivid life! Portraying Charles, master pianist-vocalist Kenny Brawner leads his 11-piece orchestra and three sultry vocalists (à la the Raelettes) performing this American legend’s most popular hits: “What’d I Say,” “I Got a Woman,” “Mess Around,” “Georgia On My Mind,” a blazing-hot duet on “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” and many more. The music is interwoven with monologues depicting how gospel, blues, jazz and country music influenced Charles's style, while also reflecting on American social history, his epic battle with drugs, and his triumphant return home.
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