nathanalstonproductions

LOVE MACHINE

Celebrating Classic Motown & Soul

Writer: Nate Alston

Director: Nate Alston

Choreographer: Nate Alston

 

A high energy show that celebrates the sounds of Motown & Soul from the 60's & 70's! Join "Sweet Daddy" and the cast of 8 as they take you on this electrifying musical journey! Packed with about 40 of your favorite grooving tunes. LOVE MACHINE is a show you definitely will not want to miss.

LOVE MACHINE made its debut at the Barn Dinner Theatre (Greensboro, NC) in 2006 for a 6 week run. The show's presales were at 62% before opening night, making LOVE MACHINE the theatre's #1 highest presale show in their history! It sold out and was extended another 6 weeks which sold out in less than a week.

LOVE MACHINE appeared at the Barn Dinner Theatre 4 more times within the next 10 years to completely sold out houses, making it the most requested, highest grossing, most viewed production in the theatre's 54 year history! Over 75,000 fans have seen LOVE MACHINE!


Photo credit: (dancers) Michael Logan Hill

SHOWTIME IN HARLEM

Celebrating The Cotton Club Era 

Writer: Nate Alston

Director: Nate Alston

Original Concept: Saundra Adams

 

Jazz! Harlem Renaissance! The Cotton Club! We joined forces with Platinum Entertainment Productions to bring Saundra Adams' amazing vision to life!

Join the cast of 8 as they take you on this rhythmic journey back in time to experience the sultry sounds of the Cotton Club and Harlem. Celebrating jazz greats such as Jelly Roll Morton, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, The "Hi-Dee-Ho" man himself Cab Calloway, the melodic phrasing of Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Dubois and many others!


Photo credit: Owens Daniels owensdaniels.com

 

Our Productions

SOUL SISTAS OF GOSPEL

A Tribute Celebrating Women Of Faith

Writer: Nate Alston

Director: Nate Alston

Choreographer: Nate Alston

 

A high energy Gospel tribute that celebrates women of faith and their music from the 50's thru today. A cast of 5 sing the songs of Shirley Ceasar, Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson, The Clark Sisters, Clara Ward & The Clara Ward Singers, Tamala Mann, Dottie Peoples, and many more! Also features the poetic verse of female poets.

A Holy Ghost filled  show that you definitely do not want to miss! If you enjoyed our original production of SOUL SISTAS THE MUSICAL, then you will definitely love SOUL SISTAS OF GOSPEL!


Photo credit: Nathan Alston Productions

SOUL SISTAS

Phenomenal Women. Phenomenal Soul.

Writer: Nate Alston

Director: Nate Alston

Choreographer: Nate Alston

 

A high energy show that celebrates women and their music from the 50's thru the 80's. Covering all genres: R&B, Jazz, Broadway, Disco, & Gospel! A cast of 5 sing the songs of Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Etta James, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, and many more! Also features the poetic verse of female poets.

A fun  show that you definitely do not want to miss! In 2012, Soul Sistas sold out over 75 performances at the Barn Dinner Theatre in Greensboro, NC. Phenomenal Women doing their "thang", Phenomenally!


Photo credit: (female dancer) Michael Logan Hill

DREAMS OF A KING

The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Writer: Nate Alston

Director: Nate Alston

Song Writer: Nate Alston

 

Shirley Jean Glover Mitchell Johnson tells her story of a time well spent with a famed King...Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This new musical drama, with a cast of 6, will have you singing the praises, laughing and crying tears of joy as they take you on this emotional journey of his Accomplishments, his Determination...HIS DREAM!

DREAMS OF A KING originally debuted at the Barn Dinner Theatre in 2009. The Naroshmi Theatre Company performed it in 2012 at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. A CD, featuring a few of the songs that Nate Alston wrote for the show, is available at CdBaby and iTunes.

CLICK HERE to listen or download.


Photo credit: Michael Logan Hill