Local News: National Celebrity TC Carson is Coming to HoustonPosted by: Ensembleon 2010/6/16 8:17:35 1837 reads The Ensemble Theatre jazzes up for its season finale musical â€˜Five Guys Named Moe,â€™ starring actor TC Carson with an opening night and media reception Thursday, June 24, 2010, 6:30PM at 3535 Main St, Houston, TX 77002.
â€œWe are appreciative of Director Choreographer Patdro Harris for using his circle of influence to help bring about this exciting opportunity to mix a broad spectrum of talent and experience on The Ensembleâ€™s stage,â€ says Artistic Director Eileen. J. Morris.
Actor TC Carson is most widely known for his role as â€˜Kyle Barkerâ€™ during his five year stint on the FOX Television sitcom â€œLiving Single.â€™ Some viewers may remember a few episodes where Carsonâ€™s vocal talents were part of the banter between his character â€˜Kyleâ€™ and love interest â€˜Maxine Shawâ€™ played by Erika Alexander. Although his career is rooted in musical theatre, people tend to identify with him as an actor before realizing he his also a singer. Carson has been performing nationally to sold-out houses and rave reviews with his jazz and r&b vocals.
â€œI am a vocalist who happens to be an actor,â€ says Carson.
Some of Houstonâ€™s own talent will be featured singing alongside Carson. Audiences will see Ensemble veteran actors Anthony Boggess-Glover, Tommie Harper, and Carlton Leake, who were last seen in The Ensembleâ€™s production of â€œThe Wiz.â€ Actors Chioke Coreathers and Donald Collier will be making their debut on The Ensemble Theatreâ€™s stage.
Previews: June 19, 20, and 23, 2010 Show Run: June 24 â€“ July 25, 2010
Performances: Thursdays: 7:30p.m.; Fridays: 8:00p.m.; Saturdays: 2:00p.m. and 8:00p.m.; and Sundays: 3:00p.m.
For tickets and seating availability call: 713-520-0055 or visit: www.ensemblehouston.com
Terrence TC Carson was born and raised in Chicago, where he studied architecture and fine arts at the University of Illinois before moving to Los Angeles. His acting career started in dramatic and musical theater where he performed on stage and musicals such as "Hair", "Colored Museum", "The Wiz", "Dreamgirls", "Ainâ€™t Misbehavinâ€™", "Gospel at Colonus" and "Once on this Island".
He has developed a long list of film and television credits including the military thriller â€œU-571â€ with Mathew McConaughey also, the cult favorites â€œFinal Destination 2â€ and â€œLivinâ€™ Large.â€ He was nominated for two NAACP Image awards for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series as a result of his debonair and charismatic Kyle Barker on the Fox Television series "Living Single". The show continues to run in syndication in Europe, Australia and in the US.
Carsonâ€™s voice can be heard in a number of diverse settings. He has been a sought after artist for voiceovers. From the roles of Mailman Carson, Fire Chief Campbell and Samuel on the family friendly TV series "Clifford the Big Red Dog" to the voice of Mace Windu in the sci-fi video game "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith", "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", and the voice of God in "The God Of War" video game series.
The Ensemble Theatreâ€™s 2009-2010 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and Texas Commission on the Arts. Continental Airlines is the exclusive airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre. This production is generously underwritten by Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Spectra Energy, and CenterPoint Energy.
The Ensemble Theatre was founded in 1976 by the late George Hawkins to preserve African American artistic expression and to enlighten, entertain, and enrich a diverse community. The theatre is known as the only professional theatre in its region dedicated to the production of works portraying the African American experience. In addition to being the oldest and largest professional African American theatre in the Southwest, it also holds the distinction of being one of the nation's largest African American theatres that owns and operates its facility with an in-house production team. Board President Emeritus Audrey Lawson led the capital campaign for The Ensembleâ€™s $4.5 million building renovations that concluded in 1997.