Book by Allan Harris and Pat Harris, composed by Allan Harris, directed by Regge Life.
The Virginia African American Cultural Center and The Z present a concert performance of Cross That River, featuring an extraordinary score that mixes jazz, blues, country, and R&B. Award Winning Jazz artist Alan Harris’s new musical tells the untold story of the Black West and aims to empower Americans with an inspiring story of freedom.
The unsettled West of the 1860s provides a new life and new dreams for Blue, a run-away slave, who escapes from slavery to Texas to become one of America’s first Black Cowboys. This compelling tale of freedom integrates fiction with historical fact, and each song presents a different page in this complicated chapter of American History.The story of Blue begins in Louisiana, and with every song of this highly-infectious score, the audience is moved further along on Blue’s harrowing journey across the Sabine River to freedom in the Wild West. Each song tells a unique story, at times joyful, sometimes tragic, but mostly a poignant chronicle of enduring perseverance.
$50/$42/$35 Ticket price (plus admission tax fee): includes a reserved seat, Meet and Greet with the cast following the show, VAACC pin, and a free ticket to any of The Z’s upcoming On Screen/In Person documentary films.
$100 VIP Add On – become a “Friend” of the VAACC with a VIP Add On to your ticket. Join us for a pre-show reception with an open bar. Additional benefits include a CD of Cross That River album, VAACC membership card, Limited Edition Print of the Tree of Knowledge mural, your name listed on the VAACC honor roll and raffle entry for a prize package including a one night stay with Breakfast for two at The Westin VB Town Center. Limited Availability!