WHAT DO THE LONELY DO AT CHRISTMAS
She swore off family. He tried to stand by her side. But when an argument goes too far, someone will be faced with the reality of being alone this Christmas. What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas is a soulful stage play filled with twist, turns and truths.
The show will feature R&B and Southern Soul Legend Floyd Taylor. Taylor is not only a renowned singer in his own right, but he is also the son of the Legendary Soul Singer Johnny Taylor. Also featured among the cast is Joe Little of the billboard topping Rude Boys. The group is most noted for their hit “Written All over Your Face”. The song showcased the vocals of Joe Little III and Edward “Buddy” Banks, with a cameo appearance by Gerald LeVert; the single rode the charts for 31 weeks, and finally made it to No. 1 on the Billboard R&B charts. The show also features a rousing performance from Dave Tolliver of the group Men at Large. Tolliver is most known for the R&B Classic “So Alone” which made Billboard’s Hot 100 list and was radio’s #1 song of the year in 1993.
November 24, 2013 Columbus, MS
December 7, 2013 Gadsden, AL
December 15, 2013 Birmingham, AL
SHE WON'T LET GO!
She found a new lease on life with the man of her dreams. Nothing could ruin their happy home they're building together, nothing except his ex-wife.
Urban Playwright Marc Raby presents the outstanding stage play "She Won't Let Go!"
Dewayne is head over heels for his new wife Stephanie, and he's trying to do everything in his power to keep his wife happy. When Dewayne's ex-wife Denita sets out on a ploy to wreck the home of the man she still loves, it will take faith for Stephanie to stick and stay. Can she press beyond the drama as the ex-wife makes it clear "She Won't Let Go!"
Marc Raby’s “To The Woman I Love” is a play coming to the stage in October at the Boutwell Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, AL. It’s an inspirational stage play that tells the story of Christina a successful breast cancer survivor who learns that her breast cancer has returned at the peak of trying to maintain her career and relationship. Raby wraps the story in clean humor and soulful musical numbers to ensure that the message of the story is well received.
Marc Raby's "These Three Words" peeks into one couples wedding day as they attempt to survive the antics and drama of their loved ones on the biggest day of their lives. Secrets will be revealed and hearts will be moved in the hottest play of the Summer. This Summer there will be no other experience like Marc Raby's "These Three Words"
Marc Raby Is At It Again: Bigger & Bolder
Meet The Cast of "What Do The Lonely Do at Christmas"
Noted as a unique and terrific addition to the Gospel Theatre genre, Marc Raby has entertained and inspired audiences through stories of laughter, love, healing and forgiveness. The southern born playwright has managed to blend his faith and passion for theatre into a phenomenal brand of terrific urban theatre.
After an early theatrical experience, Marc developed not only a thirst but a hunger for the arts at an early age. He has functioned as singer, songwriter, dancer, and director. He is a former student of Dr. Tommie 'Tonea' Stewart's (A Time to Kill, Momma Flora's Family and the long-running television series "In the Heat of the Night") renowned 3T program. An award-winning performer, Marc appeared in the theatrical spin-off from the popular book "The Black Male, Heads or Tales" entitled "Honey, All Men Can't Be Dog's" written by George W. Stewart. Raby also appeared in TJ Hemphill’s “Perilous Times”. His stage credits also include; Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies”, & the controversial stage play "This is Real!". Marc's film credits include Nippon TV's "Amazing Stories" an internationally aired series. He can also be seen in the feature film "Magic City".
Raby has been celebrated by various entities for his humanitarian works through his community project “Books & Bears” as well as receiving the Urban Theatre Award from the Museum of Urban Art in Birmingham, AL. He was also saluted among the 2011 Role Models of the year by the Central Alabama chapter of the Girl Scouts of America.
This multi-faceted performer received critical acclaim for his rendition of Weldon J. Irvine's "To Be Young Gifted and Black". Marc is the author of several stage productions including "He’s Not The Man I Married", "Love Shouldn't Hurt So Bad", "Should A Man Cry?" and “These Three Words” just to name a few. Raby’s theatrical productions have included national recording artists such as Shirley Murdock, Chico Debarge,Vanessa Bell- Armstrong and more.
To his credit Raby often pens original music for his productions. After teaming up with famed orchestra conductor and musical conductor Dr. Henry Panion III, Raby alongside Dr. Panion, songwriter Marquita Anthony and Clinton Green produced the work "Send Me Hope," as selection which he debuted in the stage play “To the Woman I Love”. The musical ballad would go on to be performed by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra as a part of the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement.
After experiencing the loss of his mother, Raby penned the inspirational self-help book, Even Me: Maintaining Faith in Uncertain Times. The young playwright is also the author of several books. His children’s books are No Josh, No!, Reach High Malik, Daddy’s Cooking Dinner and Hey Pretty Girl! He has also penned two novellas: Love and Insecurity and Loving You Ain’t Easy which is currently being presented as a stage and book tour.