Tag "All Shook Up"
1-27-20 – Actress/Singer Jannie Jones is one of a tiny percent of performers who actually make their living with their talent. Jannie was five years old when her mother taught her and her two sisters to sing Acapella. They became the sought after Ford Sisters performing at church and community groups. Known as the little girl with the Golden Voice, Jannie didn’t understand that she was “special.” Listen to this animated, vibrant woman describe how she came to appreciate her talent: how she accidentally became a theatre major and how, without any help or guidance, she found her way to her “place.” And come see her as Caroline in Caroline or Change at The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s brand new building.continue reading
Jaszy McCallister is of a one of a kind. She was raised by parents who offered her two very different role models; a mother whose family was musical and outgoing, and a father who was analytical, and practical. So although she loved music and movies Jaszy always expected to go into law enforcement and so was a pre-law major in college. When she happened to see a billboard announcing that the FBI was looking for college educated African American women with military experience, she made a spur of the moment decision to join the army where she spent 4 years in the military police. A series of circumstances brought her to Sarasota, FL where she casually mentioned to a virtual stranger that she’d always thought she might like to act. That stranger arranged an audition and, as they say, the rest is history. I saw Jaszy in Jar the Floor and A Raisin in the Sun both productions of the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe and she was marvelous. Currently she is bringing her amazingly talent to the Golden Apple dinner theater where she is appearing in All Shook Up.continue reading