Monday, October 22, 2012

Aint Misbehavin Rave Review

Just in New Review from Aint Misbehaivn

Niketa Calame, who plays this petite, packed with energy, ingĂ©nue, in real life has solid theatrical/musical degrees & credits). Calame plays her role to perfection, as co-star and in role of wide-eyed hopeful

Friday, October 19, 2012

 Aint Misbeavin has been my most challenging project yet. Such a rewarding experience over all. The way that Fats Waller has composed these intricut harmonies we just dont sing like that anymore
The old days of Lena Horne, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Louie Armstrong, Dorthy Dandridge are gone but they are very present in Aint Misbehavin. And I get to play in my favorite era The Harlem Rennissance.  I used to say I was an Jazz singer in the 20's 30's in my former life. And and The International City Theater from October 12 -
November 4th I get to pretend that I was there.  My cast mates are wonderful and we have helped each other through this really interteresting process. We had two weeks to put this show up.  And all the hard work and previous training was def needed to pull off such a thing.  I am just overjoyed to be playing this part at this time in my career, after a sucessful run of The Color Purple at The Celebration Theater as Squeak.  We received 13 Ovation Award Nominations, the most nominated show of the year.  So right after I have fun with the run of Aint Misbehavin closing November 4th. I go right to The Historic Los Angeles Theater for a black tie evening at the Ovation Awards hopin and praying that we snag some of those awards.  Also getting to work with such amazing talented black actors this year has made me realize there is a disconnect with the industry and their perception of what talent is out there. I worked with 16 great black actors in The Color Purple and 4 great black actors in Aint Misbehavin.  We are out here. I just thank God everyday for showing me my passion so early in life. I have been a paid actor since I was 8 and I will keep at it until God takes me home.  It has been a rollor coaster with some very high highs and some lows, and that builds tough skin which you need in this crazy but wonderful industry. Im in love with being a creative artist and I wouldnt change it for anything in the world.  Some people wonder how you do it, the high money then the broke times how do you keep sane.  When you are living out your passion you are so fulfilled that even the low times are not that bad, challenging yes but just test from God to say "Will you continue to step out on faith". He gave me this talent how dare I even think of not using it. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

FOR TICKET WWW.ICTLONGBEACH.ORG discount code: Fats  runs October 12th - November 4th 2012! Thur-Sat 8pm / Sun 2pm
Niketa Calame