‘Angie Jackson: The Musical' live theatrical production comes to The State Theatre

Submitted photo Vincent Kee, Writer, Producer and Director; Aaliyah O. Kee, Organizer; Gloria Domina, Co-Producer; Jacinth Sutphin, Assistant Director; and State Theatre owner Kevin Rhude.

‘Angie Jackson: The Musical’ a live theatrical production by the Lehigh Valley Youth Community Theatre, will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 2 and at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at The State Theatre of Boyertown.

Written by Vincent E. Kee, the production is a modern day fairy tale, an urban legend he created that tells the story of 14-year-old Angie, who is orphaned and has to make her own way in 1935-era Harlem. Throughout her journey she has many adventures and meets historical figures.

Kee, who grew up in Jersey City and as a child frequently saw Broadway shows, says he always loved musicals. He says in creating “Angie Jackson: The Musical” he was inspired by musicals like “The Wizzard of Oz” to the story telling of Mark Twain.

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The show features 20 original songs and a cast of about 30. Kee says it will bring the feel of Broadway to Boyertown in a venue that is intimate and will allow the cast to be able to connect with the audience. Music will be performed by musicians from the Boyertown Area Senior High School.

Both shows are general seating – first come, first served. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

The 101-year-old State Theatre of Boyertown hosts local musical talent with shows for a family audience. Visit http://statetheatreboyertown.com for more information.