Written and performed by Palmer Davis, a former Radio City Rockette and accomplished singer and actress, she is critically acclaimed for her virtuoso dancing and character work, “…perfectly conveying the trials and tribulations of love, loss, longing for the perfect.” lauds The Examiner. With roles on “CSI Las Vegas,” “Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Castle,” “Rent,” and “What Women Want” (to name a few) as well as dance appearances on The Emmys and the Academy Awards, Davis is sure to impress.
A Broadway-caliber musical composed and arranged by Ross Källing and directed by Cate Caplin, it will leave the audience mesmerized, energized, and inspired. Källing is an award-winning pianist and musical director with a long list of credits, whose score for this show is hauntingly beautiful. Caplin is a talented director and choreographer with over 30 Dance Championships to her name who adds finesse to Davis’ original work.
Davis sets a new standard for dancers and solo shows, playing over 18 characters to bring the audience into the world of Wendy Walker, a former Broadway performer turned magician’s assistant due to unfortunate circumstances. This dramatic musical comedy is hilarious and heartwarming, being described as “Turning Point” meets “Fame,” with pure expressions of pain through movement and consistent bursts of funny vignettes.
The day before the public performance, Davis will be teaching a master class at Del Norte High School for Katie Peña’s advanced dance class. Davis calls her workshop “Dansolution—Freedom Through Dance,” developed as a therapeutic approach to dance tailored simply for the joy of dance and expression. The 2-hour workshop is geared for students to break down emotional, vocal, and physical barriers; it leaves students with a stronger sense of self-awareness, confidence, and teamwork.
Tickets are available in Crescent City at Del Norte Office Supply at 240 I St and in Brookings at Wright’s Custom Framing at 810 Chetco Ave for cash or check only. Tickets will also be available at the door where we will accept cash, check, and cards. General tickets are $18, senior (65 years and older) are $15, transitional-aged youth (18-25 years old) are $15, and students (K-college, full-time) are $12.
Season tickets are also available at these locations until our second performance on November 30. They provide a significant discount to attend all five performances and are transferable and replaceable if lost. General season tickets are $70, seniors are $55, students are $45, and family passes (two general and two other) are $160.
DNACA, of course, would not be able to bring such outstanding performers without the generous support of our underwriters. For our 2017-18 season, they are: Lisé Hamilton, Chip and Kareen Kalvin, Bill and Kathy Maffett, Gene and Carol Schach, and Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation. Underwriters who are a part of Wild Rivers Community Foundation are: Caldwell and Sund Family Trust, Del Norte Area Fund, and Physicians of Sutter Coast Hospital Fund. Our in-kind supporters are Bicoastal Media and the Del Norte Triplicate. DNACA is funded, in part, by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
For more information, call DNACA at 707-464-1336 or email us at email@example.com. Find us on Facebook @DNACACC for links to the artists’ website