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Written and Directed by Anthony Bean Choreographed by Arieuna McGee Scenic Design by John Grimsley Costumes by Wanda Bryant Lighting Design by John Grimsley Sound Design by Darryl Lutcher
It is four weeks after Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is under military siege and a dusk to dawn curfew has been enacted. The international press is here to cover the story of the Katrina devastation. Fearing they will not be included in the rebuilding of a new New Orleans, a group of displaced New Orleans youth stage an under the radar dance concert on the corner of Orleans & North Claiborne Avenue to bring attention to the violence, crime, homelessness, and inhumane living conditions. Seven young actors, a singing trio, and a group of dancers portray the trials that make up their daily lives as they exist in the shadows of New Orleans rich and powerful. 504 blends rap, gospel, jazz, bounce and rock and roll to help the youngsters express their emotions as they tell their stories of pre- and post-Katrina.
New Orleans, LA. August 22, 2010 The Anthony Bean Community Theater will commemorate the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by bringing back the hugely successful hip-hop musical, "504". "504" premiered at the Anthony Bean Theater September, 2007. Since then has toured nationally to enthusiastic reviews. Set just after the storm, "504"tells the story of New Orleans youngsters' involvement in our city's recovery. "504" is written and directed by Anthony Bean, choreographed by Arieuna McGee and musical directions by Jeremy Pierre.Starring
N.O. Bounce Dancers
(L) Francis Clemons,Jasmin Arnold & Rayan Arnold in '504'
(L) Darryl Lutcher, Tony Felix, Michael McClain & Derrick Wells in '504'
Tony Felix as Trey in '504'
The Dancers in '504'
The Actors of '504'.