“LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT”

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COMES TO MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN IN MAY 2020

 

New York, New York – January 20, 2020, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

            Black Arts MKE, Adam Slater Productions, and Patton Daye Slater Productions are proud to present the captivating new musical “Love & Southern D!scomfort” in Milwaukee this May.

 

             After standing ovations and critical success during LASD’s World Premiere in Charleston, South Carolina in January, music, mystery, and good old-fashioned family drama will collide at The Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall in the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from May 6 through May 10.

 

“[Bobby] Daye’s marvelous score… and singers delivered time and again with soul, strength, and skill.” 
    - Maura Hogan, Charleston Post, and Courier.

 

"Love and Southern D!scomfort features incredible music and actors."
    -Michael Smallwood, Charleston City Paper
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           Featuring Tony Award® Nominee Felicia P. Fields from "The Color Purple" and Milwaukee’s finest actors, Love and Southern D!scomfort blends the lush backdrop of rural Louisiana with unbridled jealousy, joy, and pain as it weaves a gripping tale about an old-money family torn apart by money, addiction, and a long-buried family secret.

 

Tickets range from $38 to $53 and go on sale on Ticketmaster.com and the Marcus Center box office on
January 24.

 

WORLD PREMIERE OF HOT NEW MUSICAL

“LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT”

FEATURING TONY AWARD®  NOMINEE FELICIA P. FIELDS

 

Charleston, SC – November 4, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

South Of Broadway Theatre Company and Patton Daye Slater Productions are proud to present the WORLD PREMIERE of the captivating new musical “Love & Southern D!scomfort”.

 

Music, mystery, and good old-fashioned family drama collide on January 11th and 12th at The Charleston Music Hall, as Tony Award Nominee Felicia P. Fields from The Color Purple and Dreamgirls, surrounded by Charleston's finest actors, take the stage in the new dramatic musical. Love and Southern D!scomfort blends the lush backdrop of rural Louisiana with unbridled jealousy, joy, and pain as it weaves a gripping tale about an old-money family torn apart by addiction, mental illness, and a secret better left untold.

 

Book by Monica L. Patton; Music by Bobby Daye. Monica and Bobby are Broadway/National Tour veterans. Monica is currently in her seventh year touring with The Book of Mormon. Her Broadway/Tour credits include Finian’s Rainbow, Abby’s Song, Ragtime, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Lion King and Annie 30th Anniversary tour. Bobby is currently touring with Disney’s Aladdin. His Broadway credits include Shrek the Musical, The Color Purple, The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Dreamgirls, The Wiz and The Book of Mormon.

 

Bobby and I didn't want to simply write a musical, but instead craft an engaging, real life, cinematic experience that keeps theater goers heavily invested in the characters and their exploits

-Monica Patton.

The world premiere of LASD is produced by Patton Daye Slater Productions, South of Broadway Theatre Company, Adam Slater Productions Inc., and Steve and Chrissy Weiss.

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FROM OUR AUDIENCE     

Amazing

"Absolutely amazing production. Not a bad seat in this Music Hall. The actresses are Broadway ready. The singing was outstanding. What a storyline."

- B.Ang

Love and Southern Discomfort Captivates!!

"From the first scene to the last, the phenomenally talented cast pulls you in! The music is exceptional, and the band BlackNoyze is as much a part of the play as the actors. The story of a wealthy yet broken Southern family captivates. The heartbreaking tale of addiction and mental illness brings hope at
the end. Bravo!!"

- Sandy M

It Was a Great Performance 

"I enjoyed the drama of the play, the singing!!.. I went to see Tonya Williams who played Mila she played her character with so much passion it's always a pleasure to see her perform so much Talent!!!!!"

-Jamie

Good Overall 

"Loved the storyline that dug into family secrets that relate to the fact that we all have family secrets that we’d rather not be told. Mills was fantastic. Wilhelmina was phenomenal. And Wilhelmina’s biological mom reminds every African American child of their loving but stern grandmother who always does what she has to for the sake of her family. The cast seems to gel well together and it showed. The musical talents (especially Mills) were exceptionally tasteful. Loved that you used a local college choir; involving the city that you’re in is always a plus in my book - we like to see our own people. Things to work on: transitioning from scene to scene made me tired! Get a revolving stage with a better stage set that allows you to get rid of debris (if necessary) from scene to scene. The show started a tad bit late, not exactly at 7:30. These were the only reasons I gave 4 vs 5 stars."

-E.True

About Patton Daye Slater Productions LLC: Patton Daye Slater Productions LLC was founded by Monica Patton, Robert ‘Bobby’ Daye, and Adam Slater to develop Love & Southern D!scomfort. PDSP is dedicated to the development of diverse commercial theatre. To learn more visit www.pdsproductions.net.

About Black Arts MKE: Black Arts MKE’s mission is to increase the availability and quality of African American arts. Each year, BAMKE collaborates with over 100 local artists and arts organizations to bring to the community renowned and original performance arts works by African American authors, playwrights, poets, musicians, and composers. Black Arts MKE is a proud Affiliate Member of United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) and Resident Group at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Black Arts MKE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

For more information, please contact Adam Slater at 212 401 1228 ext. 3 or adam@pdsproductions.net.