Holler If Ya Hear Me Tickets
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It's been nearly two decades since Tupac Shakur's passing but he is still avidly discussed and his music loved. He has sold more than seventy-seven million albums all over the world and is one of the most successful musical artists ever!
Like most of his music, "Holler If Ya Hear Me" was another track that had strong messages to deliver and themes to promote. Much of his music addressed social problems, racism and violence in inner cities. "Holler If Ya Hear Me" dealt with police prejudice, Shakur's frustrations regarding black poverty and also encouraged listeners to rise up and refuse to conform. That is why Tupac has received the Broadway treatment with the musical production titled Holler If Ya Hear Me.
Holler If Ya Hear Me will be performed at the Palace Theater in New York on July 12, 13 and 14. Holler If Ya Hear Me tickets are available for the category of fans that pay their respects to the late-great Tupac every year, and even for the category of new generation fans who want a true taste of the essence of his music.
This jukebox musical, inspired by Shakur's music, is directed by Kenny Leon and masterfully takes an entertaining and moving look into the world as seen through the rapper's music and lyrics. It is the first production of its kind and draws inspiration from raps. The musical plays out as a non-biographical story about family, friendship, revenge, hope, change and struggle. It brings to the forefront these 'inner city' struggles that everyone talks so much about and shows how daily challenges are dealt with. This musical becomes extremely relevant for even those who are only vaguely interested in Tupac as it draws in audiences from far and wide, dealing with street issues that are present even today. Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair said about Holler If Ya Hear Me that it is a great way to draw in new audiences, bring new flavor to Broadway and called it an "opportunity for that more homogenous audience to see something different." He calls it a "win-win-win situation."
There is no doubt that the cast and crew have done a fantastic job. It's a young cast, full of life and energy - and they do Tupac's electrifying music justice. Audiences will remember Saul Williams from the 1998 movie Slam, who will play the character of 'John' in Holler If Ya Hear Me. Joining him onstage are Christopher Jackson (After Midnight) as 'Vertus', Saycon Sengbloh (Motown The Musical) as 'Corinne', Ben Thompson (Matilda) as 'Griffy' and Joshua Boone as 'Darius.'
The musical strays away a little from Shakur's story and instead uses his music and lyrics to paint a different scenery, though the themes remain the same. We see John, a recently released prisoner, get caught up in tensions between rival gangs in a Midwest city because of his drug-dealer friend - Vertus's - efforts to cut him into a deal. John is unwilling to carry on his old ways and finds himself an honest job, working with Vertus's younger brother Benny. In a turn of events, because of the violence in the neighborhood and the gang wars, Benny is killed. What follows is a powerful, moving journey through emotions as we see characters respond to Benny's murder.
There are references to hit songs throughout the musical and it's a great feeling when the cast bursts into classic hits like "California Love." More than a dozen songs are used through the course of the production, along with a few of his poems. The musical staging along with the choreography is by Wayne Cilento, which many critics have praised. Billboard acknowledged the set design, which was done by Edward Pierce. And an indisputable fact is that Christopher Jackson's rendition of "Dear Mama" on stage is something to be seen, as heartfelt and soulful as his performance was.
The street-style dances give off a very positive and edgy vibe which is sure to be enjoyed by all who come to see the musical. The production is a commendable effort by Kenny Leon to bring hip-hop culture to Broadway, making the platform even more widely relatable.