FREEZE FRAME…Stop the Madness gives audiences an inward look into the challenging experiences of young, disenfranchised African Americans and Latinos growing up in the inner city challenged with education, religion, police, gangs, and trying to make a living. These challenges are at the heart of survival.
Starting with a single moment when the characters’ lives collide, the story quickly unfolds following the dilemma and choices they face and the hope that they hold. FREEZE FRAME…Stop the Madness is a true look at youths living in a community weighed down by social inequities, who despite the odds, have risen and created a cultural revolution through dance and music.
This production has a wide audience appeal for lovers of music, theatre, art, and dance. Sometimes funny and playful, sometimes raw and frightening, FREEZE FRAME…Stop the Madness is altogether breathtaking. It is a moving tribute to the power of art and how it transforms lives. FRAMED in the final moments of a violent tragedy, this high-energy, production is that transformative work of art.
The eclectic score melds the works of many composers including Grammy award winning legends Stevie Wonder and James Ingram, jazz icon, Arturo Sandoval, Tena Clarke, Wally Minko, and up-and-coming hip-hop composer Thump and many others.
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Photos Courtesy of Lee Tonks Photography