The Mama Foundation revives ‘ALIVE!’ musical for spring

Vy Higginsen and The Mama Foundation for The Arts announces their Spring 2017 Season with the revival of the hit musical ALIVE! 55+ and Kickin’ at The Dempsey Theater in Harlem, New York on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7 pm, followed by Saturday matinees on May 6, 13 and 20 at 1 pm.

“ALIVE!” is a healing journey about the transformative power of song in the lives of people born before the internet became king. Weaving the testimonies of everyday people into a fabric of triumph, ALIVE! lifts ordinary people who have lived extra-ordinary lives- standing strong at 55+ to tell their stories to another generation with the wisdom only age can deliver. This show is not only about overcoming, it is a jamming celebration of the soundtrack of that generation’s life, blending Gospel, Jazz, R&B, Doo Wop and Pop music to produce a playlist you will never want to skip.

“What a joy it is for the Mama Foundation to be presenting ‘ALIVE!’ ‘55+’ and ‘Kickin’’ back by popular demand at the Dempsey Theater in the heart of Harlem, USA,” says producer Vy Higginsen. “I was struck by the audience’s response to the music, the stories, and the sounds that evoked an emotional memory. The stories were full of hope, possibility, choices, and change. Alive uses the power of the human voice as an instrument of communicating on the highest conscious level. I can see this show continuing on forever, because each time I see it I catch something different. There’s a connection between the audience and the stage that defies time, color, and culture. It leaves people feeling better after seeing it. We are reminded that age is nothing but a number, and it’s not too late to do what you love.”

As a respected producer and playwright, Vy Higginsen has invested not only in the production, but the heart felt stories poured out on the stage night after night. ALIVE! tells how it used to be and how life could be going forward and proves that it’s never too late to live a dream. Tickets are $45 – $95 and available at

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