Original cast recording includes performers: Kenny Hawkins, Joshua Keitt, RiShon Odels, and Toney Rhodes.
Myoshi featured in Let Me Off in Harlem, 2003. Photo credit: G. N. Miller.
We have a variety of shows that travel easily. These shows may be custom tailored to your needs, budgets, and demographics. Promotional media kits upon request. Contact us by phone or email or use the booking information request form below.
Mama Foundation for the Arts
149 West 126th Street
New York, NY 10027
Phone (212) 280-1045
Fax (212) 280-5028
Poster for Mama, I Want to Sing in London at the Gielgud Theatre, January-June, 1995. Featured are Doris Troy (left) and Stacey Francis (right).
Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Bettina Pennon, Tyrone Flowers, and Sandra Huff in Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation, featuring Gospel for Teens, at the Dempsey Theater, New York City in 2011.
Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation at the Dempsey Theater, New York City in 2011. Photo credit: Jasmin Williams.
This classic Black gospel musical was named by TimeMagazine as one of the "Ten Best of 1984." Loosely based on the life of Doris Troy ("Just One Look"), Mama follows the growth and development of Doris Winter from her roots in her father's church in Harlem to her rise to international fame as a pop singer. Mama is available for a full theatrical production or in a concert version.
2 hours • 6 principal singers • 10-12 member choir • 3 member band • 5 crew
Selection from "Faith Can Move a Mountain"
Vocals by Kathy Murphy Jackson
The last of the Mama trilogy, Born to Sing reveals the funny and stirring behind-the-scenes activities of Doris Winter's international tour with her sensitive, vulnerable 15-year-old daughter and a group of talented teenagers. Acclaimed by The New York Times, New York Post and Philadelphia Inquirer, Born to Sing dramatizes how family and spiritual values can help heal tensions and conflicts.
2 hours • 6 principals • 10-12 member choir
3 member band • 5 crew
New Harlem Gospel Singers featured in Gospel Is...! Photo credit: G.N. Miller
A rousing blend of traditional and contemporary gospel music, this show is perfect for large theaters, auditoriums or houses of worship. Gospel Is…! is a high-energy, get-on-your-feet, and join-in-on-the-good-time experience.
90 minutes • 12 singers • 3 member band
Audio selection from "Center Peace" Vocals by Dejahnee Richardson and The New York Reach Ensemble
Video selection from Gospel Is…! promotional DVD featuring The New York Harlem Gospel Singers.
This show is a story in concert with a message that says music can heal, inspire and bring people together in difficult and trying times. It features world-class soloists, duets, trios, and a wonderful male quartet.
2 hours • 12 singers as ensemble and step-out featured soloists • 3 crew
Audio selection from "I've Got a Feeling" • Vocals by Walker Freeland
This hand-clapping, toe-tapping gospel revue presents gospel favorites that can be enjoyed by the entire family from grandma to the baby sister.
60 minutes • 6 singers • 2 member band
This is a day in the life of an authentic gospel church on its 100th anniversary. The day-long ceremony takes place with inspiring guests who sing their powerful testimonies.
60 minutes • 12-18 singers • 4 member band • 4 crew
Audio selection: Vy Higginsen narrating and presenting selections from our promotional DVD for "This Is My Song"
Video selection from "This Is My Song" promotional DVD featuring Richard Hartley.