Tuesday, October 9, 2012

BelmontShorePatch.com: Musical 'Ain't Misbehavin' Stars Amber Mercomes; Previews Begin October 9, 2012

[Ain't Misbehavin's Amber Mercomes
John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:

Long time MusicUNTOLD affiliate singer Amber Mercomes who has performed with San Francisco and Los Angeles Opera will perform in Long Beach ICT Theater's production of Ain't Misbehavin'. Amber wrote to John Malveaux: "Armelia McQueen (the soprano). But it's a totally new concept... I don't want to give it all away, but it'll definitely be unlike any production of Ain't Misbehavin' you've ever seen! Please come!"
I watched cast members Jennifer Shelton and Amber Mercomes, boas wrapped around them, practise a number under the eye of choreographer Steve Semien for the upcoming opening of Ain't Misbehavin' at the International City Theatre (ICT).

Amber holds a degree in Fine Arts with emphasis on Opera from Pepperdine University.  She has performed operas in the U.S., as well as Rome (Italy), Heidelberg (Germany) and Salzburg (Austria).

You may have seen Amber in the Long Beach Opera's production of The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, or at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) where she performed several works of operatic composers Carlos Chavez and William Grant Still.  These are just a couple of her local performances.  Other musicals she has to her credit include: Sweeney Todd, Rent, West Side Story, 42nd Street, and Little Shop of Horrors.

You can most often find Amber at her full time job at Disneyland, in Aladdin, A Musical Spectaular.  Amber speaks highly of the edgy productions of the Long Beach Opera.

Previews for Tony award winning musical Ain't Misbehavin' begin on October 9th at International City Theatre (300 E. Ocean Blvd.).  Performances run from October 12th - November 4th.

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