On Saturday October 3, 2015, the production ‘WE – The Passion & Rhythm of the People’ was staged in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts to a sold out audience. The theme of the production was inspired by Dr Sue’s audition piece ‘I’ – found on page 26 in her book of poems entitled “Ode to Miss Lou…From the Soul of Dr Sue.” She also wrote and performed the title piece ‘WE’.
The spectacular production which was created by Broadway Director & Cirque Dreams Founder Neil Goldberg, featured Grammy award winning, international artist John Secada; Broadway legend Linda Eder; Sisaundra Lewis of ‘The Voice’; Lillie McCloud of ’The X Factor’; international Hip Hop Sensation Marquese Scott; plus, over 100 South Florida musicians, dancers, poets, choirs, athletes, and variety artists.
Earl Bosworth of the Broward County Cultural Division posits, “We – the passion & rhythm of the people, is much more than a theatrical journey through Broward County’s history. It is spectacular in every way, from the performers to the production, but what really captivates me is the story: the story of Broward County, the story behind the actors that grace the stage, the story of diversity, the story of how this centennial celebration, Broward 100 – Celebrating the Arts of Community, took shape and embraced the entire community. This is the story of a truly unique show that symbolizes everything WE stand for.”
Susan Lycett Davis (Dr Sue) who is a resident of Pembroke Pines and a Professor at Nova Southeastern University, is a former actress and Arts Administrator. Her words were visually brought to life throughout WE. The amazing opening scene had a musical arrangement of ‘Born Free’ being sung by a 40 member choir in the rear, with Dr Sue reciting a snippet of her poem ‘I’. Towards the end of the various spectacular performances, Dr Sue accompanied by percussionist, drummer Prince Emmanuel Aderele, brought the evening together with a an electrifying rendition of her poem WE! ’We are We…here to stay.’ “Her delivery was soulful, spirited and memorable” noted Director Neil Goldberg.
Dr Sue, British by birth, Jamaican by choice and American by naturalization, writes and entertains. She has worked extensively in the UK and the Caribbean and is now ready to unfold her creativity here in the USA.
If you missed WE….you missed a treat!