Experience an “Unforgettable” performance by film and stage actor Jeff Obafemi Carr as he performs his one-man show “Route 66: Finding Nat King Cole” at East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Tickets are $18 and may be purchased online at tickets.ecok.edu or at the box office the night of the show.
“Route 66: Finding Nat King Cole” is a phenomenal one-man show that takes the audience backstage to the dressing room of the actor tasked with bringing to life the music and memory of the great Nat King Cole, while struggling to maintain his own distinctive voice. The audience is taken on a remarkable journey filled with humor, sentimentality, and yes, the songs of the “greatest generation.”
Full of storytelling, Carr reveals little known details about the life of Cole while singing some of his greatest hits including “When I Fall in Love,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “Smile” and “Unforgettable,” to name a few.
The performer tells of how his own father’s love of Cole’s music rubbed off on him. He recounts Cole’s youth, during which he spent much time daydreaming about making music. And he touches on Cole’s struggles against racial prejudice.
To ask questions, contact the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center Box Office, (580) 559-5751 or visit tickets.ecok.edu.