Last weekend I wore one of my many HATS, as a House of Harley co-host and attended Wow Productions’ Grand Re-Opening Community Celebration. I was excited to attend and capture the moments of the event as well as to support a fellow Fastrac Entreprenuer Graduate and her business. Wow Productions offers theatrical productions about present day situations and circumstances that WOWS you with an experience that will not only transform your life while embracing change, but also encourages you to laugh, dance and cry. CEO, National Award Winning Playwright, Producer and Director Tangie Brickhouse Beauty along with National Award Winning Playwright, COO, Producer and Director Donna L. Johnson are the force behind WOW Productions and their well known plays such as Confessions of a Good Man and If You Only Knew. Wow Productions doesn’t just stop with these two ladies. Meet the ladies of One7evenOne Productions, Joesetra Robinson and Tamara Finkbeiner. Together these ladies are a full service production company with services ranging from video and graphic design to event and production management.
Upon my arrival the parking lot was full of attendees who came to support their local communtiy theatre. The venue was wonderfully decorated with Wow’s signature colors of blue and white. The refreshments sponsored by Lita’s Treats & A Southern Thang were De-Li-Cious! O my, the banana pudding along with the punch was one of my many highlights of the evening. If you didn’t know, let me tell you… I Love Food! There also were stations set up for you to visit to learn more about Wow Productions and their upcoming events, facility rental, cast member sign up and auditions along with how you, as the community could help and be apart of Wow Productions and their success.
Among the attendees were Germaine Middleton-Rasberry and her husband Kevin A. Rasberry of Garden City Preparatory Academy for Boys, located in Orangeburg, SC. I also spotted DIVA, Michelle D. Johnson-Garrett of Divas With A Purpose along with her husband. There were many guest in attendance along with cast members old, current and new who came out to support and share their experiences about productions they had attended. Upon my surprise I spotted Radio and TV personality Vonyetta, who I learned was once a cast member with Wow Productions.
The entertainment for the evening was packed with soulful siging from various performers. First up was actress, singer and director Arishcer Conner Frierson who graced the stage with her lovely personality and amazing voice. Follwed by her was K’la Reese Baker who sang Jill Scott’s song Golden, while delivering great stage presence. Cory Devon Cuffee closed out the show and serenaded the ladies while singing John Legend’s All of Me!
Overal, the Grand Re-Opening was a HIT! CEO Tangie Beaty announced that Wow Productions will be embarking on their first Southeastern tour. Woo Hoo! Make sure to stay updated with Wow Productions and their tour dates and most importantly support your local theatre and their productions. If you are looking for a unique outing for Valentine’s Day weekend check out Wow’s Dinner Improv Theatre, He Said, She Said.
Catch you next go round for another Experience out and about in Columbia and the surrounding areas.