Local musical helping those in need

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A musical in Buffalo is not only entertaining audiences, it’s giving back to the homeless.

“The Destiny of Rose” is about two girls who want to break into the music industry. “As they go to the School of Deveaux, they find themselves pitted against each other. We find the most important message here is God, family, and friends,” Christopher Pearman, a co-author of the play, said.

The money that the play generates will help those in need. “Part of the proceeds from our ticket sales will go to the Hearts for Homeless Foundation. Also, tickets that are purchased at True Bethel’s bookstore will go towards their mobile ministry,” Phil Davis, Sr., a co-author of the play, said.

You can also bring a canned food or clothing donation to the door and get $5 off admission.

“I think what this play does, is it lets folks know that homeless people are someone too. There is actually a song in the play, called, “Someone.” It deals with a homeless man. How his life was this way, one day, and then the next day, everything changed for him. So, it lets folks know, you want to have a kind heart for anybody,” Davis said.

One of the authors, Pearman, is from LA. He’s the father and former manager of the actress Raven-Symoné. Coming from LA, he could have brought talent with him, instead, the co-playwright, musical director, and actors are from western New York.

“I’ve got the best cast,” Pearman replied. “This is the finest in Buffalo.”

“The Destiny of Rose” will be at True Bethel Baptist Church, Friday, November 18 at 7 p.m.

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