About this event:
On Sunday, September 16th at 5:00 p.m. area performance group Wooden Box Theater will present an evening of local theatrical performers, belly dance, guest hosts, and live music with their production of “Tu voz es una melodía,” at Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant, 642 E. Lincoln Hwy. in DeKalb, IL. The event is the group’s 2018 season finale, in a year that has seen them perform throughout area venues including University Suite, the House Cafe, Common Grounds, and the NIU Skyroom.
“Tu voz es una melodía” will be co-hosted by the team of Mandy Lynn, Alyssa Hoving and Daniel Sherrill and will feature live music by Shelbie Jo, Bill Leighly, Jaysen Curran, Daerielle Amber, Joel La Vaughn, area R’n’B/Soul singer, Mia Lynell (Breona Austin), and a special debut set by David Manchen. Headliner Shelbie Jo will be making her much anticipated return to the group for her first performance with Wooden Box Theater since the summer of 2011.
Wooden Box Theater event co-writer, Ruth Keran will perform event inspired belly dances during the presentation. Keran began appearing with the group in May, and is slated to remain with them full time in 2019. Attendees will also get the chance to meet Tessa Hadley, current owner and esthetician at the recently opened “Kalon Beauty Bar” in Downtown DeKalb.
“Tu voz es una melodía” in music, performance, layout, and structure will pay homage to the 2007 song ” Te Queiro” by DJ Flex and Belinda. The event takes it name from one of the song’s lyrics, and will be featured during the dance segments. Lead writer Dan Sherrill explains, “It’s one of those songs that is timeless; it was an obvious choice to write the event around.”
The event was written and conceived by Daniel Sherrill, and Ruth Keran, along with Shelbie Jo. Lead writer Daniel Sherrill explains, “Our entire current line up felt honored to be given this opportunity, considering the high regard that Rosita’s is held in. It has been a crown jewel in Downtown DeKalb for many years, and we hope to present a memorable night filled with music, performance, and a keepsake story-line. It will be the highlight of our performance year.”
Wooden Box Theater, as a performance and event writing team, began on stage during an edition of Open Mic at the House Cafe in the summer of 2006, and continues to evolve into an event directing team which has toured venues in the Sycamore/DeKalb and Kane County area since. Their events typically feature a running story-line, along with exclusive live musical performances, guest hosts, and theatrical segments.
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