Remembering James Band
Will Roc Griffin- Musical Director
George Pfiefer- Guitar
Oliver Aden- Drums
Doug Mckinna - Trumpet
Mark Marsh - Bass
Garry Jones- Tenor Saxophone
Ben Ball- Alto Saxophone
E'tian Larue (Bobby Byrd) A Longview, TX native who has had a love of acting since grade school, as well as while attending Grambling State University. Perfecting his craft at Encore Theatre in Houston as well as other production companies allowed him to perform alongside, Carl Payne, Robin Givens, Shirley Murdock, Darrin Henson, Clifton Powell and others. He is very excited to take on the Role of "Bobby Byrd" and join the cast of Remembering James!
"I have a passion for this Art form, being able to embody a character and make it believable is truly a gift, and it is a pleasure to share the stage with others who have the same talent"
SEANMICHAEL RODGERS (Danny Ray/Cape Man) made his TV debut on Amazon’s award winning series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in Season 4. He is also featured in the new award winning parody film VAX scheduled for release this fall. First Inspired by lessons on his grandmother's piano, his 25 year career includes show producer (Uptown Live), music producer, singer, songwriter, and film director. (Galatians 6:9;Galatians 6:7b NWT)
Jordan Burns (The Famous Flames/Dancer) originally from El Dorado, Arkansas graduate of Henderson State University, with a BA in Theatre arts. Now living in the Northwest Indiana/Chicago area. Choreographing & teaching kids of all ages in various Competitive Dance studios. Works include portraying the role of Scarecrow in The Wiz in New York City with NY Black Arts, as Beé The Reindeer in Forever Frozen Story International Tour, and dancer/choreographer for Club Med Resorts in Punta Cana Dominican Republic. His most recent acting roles are The Buddy Holly Story with Metropolis Performing Arts Center and as Lyle in The GreatWorks Touring Theatre adaptation of Lyle The Crocodile. Currently you can check out his latest dance work in directing/dancing the latest youtube video “Britney Dreams”.
Abran Davis (The Famous Flames/Dancer) Always had the talent of dancing and a natural character to my persona. He started in theatre, during his sophomore year at Hallsville High School, and played many lead characters throughout his 3 years in the program. Hairspray (Seaweed J Stubbs), 21 Chump Street (Justin Laboy), In The Heights (Usnavi De La Vega). A proud Texas UIL One Act Play winner for Outstanding Performance in a Play.
"Achievements matter, but I want to keep sharing and working on my craft for the world to enjoy".
Jason Bowens (The Famous Flames/Dancer) is thrilled to join the Remembering James cast. Jason aims to inspire others through the arts. He Thanks his Mother and Grandmother for their support along with his Church Family, Church On Purpose (Longview, TX).
Sevon Brown (The Famous Flames/Dancer)
Sévon is so glad to joining the cast. He is currently a freshman at Pace University in NYC. Sévon is also a model as well as an actor and singer he has done many clothing line shoots and print modeling. He has also been seen on HBO Max on the tv show Gossip Girl. He is so excited to be apart of this wonderful show and company and to be able to perform again. Follow Sévon on Instagram @sevonbrown to keep up with all of his shoots and shows.
Super Bad Girls
Sheryl Lucky (Assistant Choreographer) is a native of Shreveport, LA and now resides in Longview, TX. Her heart is made up of many treasures beginning with her amazing husband, LaBrandon, and her sweet daughter, little miss Ruby. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Sheryl seeks to provide opportunities for people to actualize their greatness through Financial Literacy, Financial Coaching, and businesses that highlight specialty skillsets. As a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, sisterhood and service are at the core of her values. As a MBA Graduate of The University of Texas at Tyler, and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree from Louisiana State University of Shreveport, education has proven to be the key to continued success. Ingenuity, nostalgia, and class are the characteristics of her composition.
Du'Sharme Davis, known by many as DeeDee, is a native of Longview Texas, and now resides in Conroe Texas. By the grace of god she has been blessed with many talents some including: acting singing and dancing. She has had the opportunity to perform in stage plays, YouTube series, Independent films, and local movies. Dancing has always been a passion for her from her experience in many dance crews focusing on contemporary and hip Hop throughout her youth, all the way to her training in jazz, lyrical contemporary, b-boy, ballet, and majorette while attending Sam Houston State University. With her training this has giving her the opportunity to not only collaborate with local artists in the East Texas area, but also coach dance for over 10 years. DeeDee strives to show her peers and youth that you can follow multiple dreams and not have to stick to one path. As I graduate of Kilgore college and holding two Bachelor's of Arts degrees from Sam Houston State University she seeks to show that determination, education and faith has become a huge part of her continued success.
Ashanti Watson, born and raised in Tatum, TX, is a hard-working and dedicated mother, wife, minister, and musician. Currently residing in Dallas,TX, she enjoys reading daily, indulging in home renovation tv shows, and spending quality time with her entrepreneurial husband, Rodney, and beautiful, two year old daughter, Naomi. Her occupation as a Human Resources Manager helps her assist others with finding their true career path. Her current life motto: "God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved. God shall help her and that right early."
Bria Murphy (Dancer),born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She discovered her passion for dance at age 6 and honed her skills by attending a variety of dance classes and intensives including, Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Ailey School, and Evidence Dance. Bria attended Coppin State University’s Dance Program where she studied Ballet, Jazz, and Modern and was introduced to choreographing and dance instruction. She has created and taught dance classes for Baltimore City and NYC Public Schools, and dance studios in Baltimore, D.C, and NYC. Bria also enjoys performing and has had the opportunity to share her love of dance in company shows, festivals, churches, an award show, and in Bollywood’s International Da-Bangg Tour. In 2019, Bria relocated to Chicago, IL and attained Personal Training, Group Fitness Instruction, and Weight Management Specialist certifications from the American Council on Exercise in order to maintain her health and assist others on their wellness journeys. In 2020, Bria opened BriaFit Dance & Wellness, where she merges dance, fitness, and wellness techniques. Bria is grateful for the opportunity to continue to dance, learn, and grow with Super Bad Theater Company in Remembering James The Musical.
Ebonique Mapps (Dancer),born and raised in Longview Texas, has a yearning for entertaining. Her passion formulated at 8 years old when her mother discovered she inhabited art like no other. In many ways, Ebonique is a genetically engineered, multifaceted woman being a beauty specialist, singer, rapper, musician, dancer, actress, and business woman. She made her first debut appearance in the arts, landing the lead role as Deena Jones, in the musical “Dreamgirls.” She is the first woman to win the title as East Texas Idol. Hence, making her appearance before American idol judges, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan. Her vision is to empower everyone all over the world, that we are all marked by flawless craftsmanship internally, and can manifest our dreams by storm.