LAFAYETTE — A performance drawing on the influence of James Brown is scheduled Thursday at the Heymann Performing Arts Center, giving local audiences a preview of a national tour that will begin with a premiere at New York’s Apollo Theater.
“James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, A Celebration in Dance” is set for 7:30 p.m.
A group of choreographers, dancers and production workers has been in Lafayette this month to prepare for the premiere and national tour of the Apollo Theater production — attracted here in part by entertainment tax credits available for live performances that launch in the state.
A daytime performance for students is scheduled Wednesday, and there will be free workshops Wednesday, with a lighting design workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a costume workshop from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the Thursday performance.
Tickets are available by phone or in person from the Heymann center box office or on the Web at www.ticketmaster.com.