Included this evening will be the world premiere of the directorial debut of Jesse Charbonier, STORMY WEATHER RHAPSODY featuring the Joel Hall Dancers, and the CD release of Jesse Charbonier’s new album that will include his live band performance accompanied by the Joel Hall Dancers and Joel Hall Youth Company
A portion of the proceeds from this event will make dance scholarships possible for underserved youth, the LGBTQ community, and senior citizens.
Below is an at-a-glance look at the entire program:
- 30 minute film presentation (Stormy Weather Rhapsody)
- 40 minute live performance of Jesse Charbonier and his band performing the songs from the CD featuring the Joel Hall Dance Company.
- 20 minute Question and Answer with the cast of Stormy Weather Rhapsody featuring Joel Hall, Jackie Sinclair and the Joel Hall Dance Company
- 90 Minute post-concert cocktail reception: VIP Meet and Greet cast and crew
ENTIRE DURATION: 3 hours
STORMY WEATHER RHAPSODY
Written and directed by Jesse Charbonier, STORMY WEATHER RHAPSODY tells the story of a group of professional & aspiring dancers, an up & coming jazz vocalist and an artistic director who are struggling to make a success of themselves in spite of all of the challenges presented to them by friends, family members and the topsy-turvy political atmosphere. Set in modern day Chicago, this film is based on true experiences of everyday people who dare to dream against all odds. The film features Joel Hall as well as current and past Joel Hall Dancers.