VEILS THE MUSICAL is coming to the Nate Holden Performing Art Center this month

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center has partnered with Restoration Stag to bring the popular musical “Veils” to the Los Angeles area for a short run Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, September 17 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 at 8 p.m. at the Nate Holden Performing Art Center in Los Angeles, CA. Buy your tickets at®id=9&

So much has been written about the men lost in the civil rights and Black Lives Matter movements. Unexplored, however, are the stories of the women whose lives are affected by these tragedies – the women who wear the “Veils”. This musical is described as a moving historical spectacle of grief and resilience that pays tribute to grieving veiled women, focusing on the black lives bloodily lost during the civil rights movement of the sixties to gain many freedoms we enjoy today.

BHERC believes that “Voiles” alone sends a powerful message of courage and sacrifice. However, as we stand on the brink of a democracy that is being challenged and the right to vote is being trampled upon along with other freedoms, BHERC believes that ‘Veils’ is truly a prime example of the price that has already been paid for earnings at risk. She represents strong women, like those who today stand up and march for justice.

“We are proud to bring this inspiring and compelling work to Los Angeles for the second time,” says Sandra J. Evers-Manly. “The pandemic disrupted the performance in March 2020, but not this time. Everyone must come and watch this incredible musical. It will inform, energize and inspire you, with hope for our future as a people. .”

“Veils,” the musical, is written by Steven A. Butler, Jr. with music and lyrics by Courtney Baker-Oliver and Christopher John Burnett and is directed by Courtney Baker-Oliver. Joining the West Coast production is soul singer, playwright, educator and activist Ayanna Gregory. Daughter of iconic comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, Ayanna continues her father’s work with a deep conscience and concern for human rights expressed through her gift of music. More than entertainment; they are his mission. “She touches the deepest and clearest place in my heart”, Stevie Wonder. The cast includes Bernie Alston, Steven A. Butler, Jr.*, Desire’ Dubose*, Kandace Foreman, Bridget Garwood, Andrea Gerald, Robert Hamilton, Brandyn Marshall, Corisa Myers, Suli Myrie, Ayana Ogunsunlade*, Grace Pugh, Nakiea Washington Dade (*member of the Actor’s Equity Association). Directed by Ronald Lee Newman*, musical direction by Justin Thompson, choreography by Kyra DaCosta*, sound/video design by David Lamont Wilson*, lighting design by Stage Jerry Dale, Jr. Set and properties by Courtney Baker-Oliver and Robert Hamilton, Costumes by Courtney Baker-Oliver & Luqman Salim, Technical Direction by Robert Hamilton; Executive Producer, Sandra Evers-Manly and Producers: Courtney Baker-Oliver and Steven A. Butler, Jr.


Tickets are $55.00 each. $45.00 for students and seniors. $45.00 for groups of 10 or more. For tickets, log on to®id=9& article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1 or call 310.284.3170.

About CERB:

Founded in 1996 by Sandra Evers-Manly, the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of black images in cinema and television. Through film festivals, award ceremonies, book signings, script readings, competitions, scholarships, other programs and special events, BHERC recognizes the contributions of black men and women before and behind the scenes of the entertainment industry.