Since its initial construction in 1929, the Ritz Theatre has hosted some of the most mesmerizing and culturally-iconic figures, within the world of arts and entertainment. Continuing in that rich tradition, many of today’s recognizable stage plays and world-renowned artist have graced the stage of the Ritz Theatre.
Each month, our Concert Series provides you an opportunity to soak-in the soothing and funky sounds of Jazz legends; relish in the nostalgic music of Rhythm & Blues greats; and sway to the contemporary melodies of today’s chart-toppers and heart throbs.
RSVP provides a multi-faceted musical education to middle and high school students; which helps to develop their vocal ability, showmanship and value of community-involvement. As winners of multiple awards, including: two Maestro Awards from the Heritage Performance Festival, two Spirit Awards and 1st place winner of the McDonald’s Gospel Fest.
In addition to winning many awards, RSVP has also performed at major events, such as: Super Bowl XXXIX, Generation W, the Mayor’s Inaugural Ball and Black Expo. This impressive ensemble has performed live with notable legends: Barry Manilow, Bill Cosby, Peabo Bryson, Dionne Warwick, Oleta Adams, John Secada, Ashford & Simpson and Gerald Alston of The Manhattans.
Oratorical expression has been a major form of cultural communication for generations. Therefore, in honor of the verbal arts, the Ritz Theatre presents Spoken Word the first Thursday of each month. Hosted by Allen ‘Cheff’ James, both veteran and “virgins to the mic” are welcomed to share their deepest feelings, social-observations or light-hearted banter, with an intimate audience comprised of creatives and lovers of spoken word.
Spoken Word is FREE to attend and promotes a family-friendly atmosphere.
To learn more about renting The Ritz Theatre for your next event, please contact Jennifer Covington at at 904-807-2011 or email her at email@example.com