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Mama, I Want to Sing! and More...


AARP New York invites you to see acclaimed stage musicals this fall at a special price for AARP members!

AARP members can see these exclusive Vy Higginsen productions at the dates below for a discount price of $24 (tickets are originally $35)! Also, take part in a special meet-and-great with Ms. Higginsen and the cast after the show!**


**October 5 at 5:00 p.m.
October 12 at 5:00 p.m.

October 19 at 2:00 p.m.

November 9th at 5:00 p.m.

**November 16th at 5:00 p.m.

Mama, I Want To Sing, The Next Generation

October 26 at 2:00 p.m.
**November 2 at 2:00 p.m.

November 9 at 2:00 p.m.

November 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

October 12 at 2:00 p.m.

October 19 at 5:00 p.m.

**October 26 at 5:00 p.m.

**November 2 at 5:00 p.m.

November 23rd at 5:00 p.m.


Sing Harlem Sing!

November 16th at 2:00 p.m.


Mama, I Want to Sing is the story of a young woman's quest to discover and express her inner talent while respecting her family traditions. It's the groundbreaking gospel production that changed the course of theatrical musicals when it first debuted in 1983.  Mama, I Want to Sing has played to hundreds of thousands of people and has touched the hearts of audiences around the world through its universal story and rousing music.

Sing Harlem Sing! is set in a happening Harlem nightspot from back in the day, it celebrates the soul-stirring power, energy and enthusiasm of the human voice.  The play presents a soulful score including gospel, R&B, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll.

Alive! features singers and musicians over the age of 55. Alive! illustrates that talent gets better, deeper and richer with age. Relive the turning points in your life and feel rejuvenated when you leave the theatre.

We Are! is a lively, passionate and inspiring new musical about the participants of the Emmy award-winning Gospel for Teens program in Harlem. It will touch your heart and open your mind to the healing power of music and singing.
All shows will be performed at the Dempsey Theatre, located at 127 W. 127th St. (between Lenox and 7th Aves.), New York, NY.   Please call the Box Office at 212-280-1045 to purchase your tickets. Please note that the tickets and special discount dates are not transferrable to any other dates.  Any information you provide to the host organization will be governed by its privacy policy.


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