Theatre Under the Stars to Host Next Episodes of Spotlight Webcasts

Next up on January 27 at 7pm is “Teatro en Español,” the first Spotlight that will be entirely in Spanish. 

As the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, the US has a rich history of Spanish-language theatre. Meet three of our nation’s theatre companies that have provided our hispanic communities with theatre in their native tongue.

Wednesday, January 27, at 7pm (CST)Guests: Eddie Gonzalez – Teatro Indigo Claudia Soroka – Gente de Teatro Ruben Amavizca-Murúa – Teatro Frida Khalo Hosted by Israel Jimenez, TUTS Director of Community Engagement

The next episode is scheduled for February 10 at 7 p.m. and will be a conversation with Jennifer Holliday. 

Episode: “Jennifer Holliday” One night only, TUTS Artistic Director, Dan Knechtges talks with GrammyⓇ and TonyⓇ award winner, Jennifer Holliday.

Jennifer Holliday catapulted to stardom nearly 40 years ago in her iconic role as the original Effie White in the smash Broadway production of Dreamgirls. Her show-stopping performance of “And I Am Telling, I’m Not Going” garnered her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and her first Grammy Award for Best R&B Female Vocal Performance. Beyond Dreamgirls, Ms. Holliday has enjoyed a successful recording career winning her second Grammy Award for her rendition of Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday” for Best Inspirational Vocal Performance along with several R&B Top Ten Hit Records and two Number One Dance Hit Records and two Number One Dance Hit Records. Her latest CD “The Song Is You” received critical acclaim and lander her back in the Tow Twenty on Billboard’s R&B Music Chart (2014). As an actress, Ms. Holliday made a triumphant return to Broadway starring as “Shug Avery” in the Tony Award winning musical revival production of The Color Purple (2016-2017).

If you missed the first Spotlight Webcast with Vanessa Williams, go to