Cutting Edge Theater presents Ray with performances for one weekend only, November 19-20, 2021, at 8 p.m.
Purchase tickets online at http://cuttingedgetheater.com or by phone 985-649-3727, or text to 985-285-6666. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, seating is extremely limited; reserve seats early.
For the past few months, Sam Warren’s devoted time at his keyboard playing the music of Ray Charles, as he readies himself to portray the legendary singer and songwriter in Ray at Cutting Edge Theater in Slidell. Warren is joined by Thais Kitchen, Que Sanders and Vee Simms. Directed by Brian Fontenot. Rated GA.
“Every day is a rehearsal for me. I mean every day,” the 51-year-old said, estimating that he spends “no less than two hours” each afternoon in his garage studio preparing for the role he accepted last September. Starring in Ray will be his second time on Cutting Edge’s stage; he played "Mister" to audience acclaim in the January 2019 production of A Color Purple.
While he got to somewhat showcase his musical talent in that show, it will be on full display in Ray. And he’ll also get to show off his skills as a comedian with a skit he incorporated into the production.
Cutting Edge Theater is located at 767 Robert Blvd. in Slidell.