Previous events

Mar8

Dance Nation

Dobama Theatre , 2340 Lee Rd, Cleveland Hts

FOR MATURE ADULT AUDIENCE

DANCE NATION features an army of preteen competitive dancers who are plotting to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. A play about ambition, growing up, and how to be ourselves in the heat of it all, this exciting portrait of a competitive middle-school dance troupe explores both the exhilaration and the raw terror of being a kid through the story of a group of thirteen-year-olds played by a cast of adult actors.

Don’t miss this Pulitzer Prize Finalist that was on every 2018 Theatre Top Ten List in New York. This groundbreaking exploration of girlhood is full of humor, suspense, and high-energy dancing.

Mar7

Dance Nation

Dobama Theatre , 2340 Lee Rd, Cleveland Hts

FOR MATURE ADULT AUDIENCE

DANCE NATION features an army of preteen competitive dancers who are plotting to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. A play about ambition, growing up, and how to be ourselves in the heat of it all, this exciting portrait of a competitive middle-school dance troupe explores both the exhilaration and the raw terror of being a kid through the story of a group of thirteen-year-olds played by a cast of adult actors.

Don’t miss this Pulitzer Prize Finalist that was on every 2018 Theatre Top Ten List in New York. This groundbreaking exploration of girlhood is full of humor, suspense, and high-energy dancing.

Mar4

Dance Nation

Dobama Theatre , 2340 Lee Rd, Cleveland Hts

FOR MATURE ADULT AUDIENCE

DANCE NATION features an army of preteen competitive dancers who are plotting to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. A play about ambition, growing up, and how to be ourselves in the heat of it all, this exciting portrait of a competitive middle-school dance troupe explores both the exhilaration and the raw terror of being a kid through the story of a group of thirteen-year-olds played by a cast of adult actors.

Don’t miss this Pulitzer Prize Finalist that was on every 2018 Theatre Top Ten List in New York. This groundbreaking exploration of girlhood is full of humor, suspense, and high-energy dancing.

Mariama Whyte performing at Wintertide

The Gypsy Bean , 6425 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland

Come out and do your holiday shopping in the Gordon Square Arts District for "Wintertide." Hear Mariama Whyte perform a set of r&b/soul, jazz and musical theatre tunes at The Gypsy Bean.

Mariama Whyte performing at Nighttown with Hubb's Groove

Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Hts

Mariama Whyte will be the featured vocalist with Hubb's Groove. Singing a special set of Nina Simone favorites, holiday tunes and NEW original music.

Shaker Speaks : An Evening With Mariama Whyte

TBA upon purchase

Only 50 tickets available. Proceeds will benefit The Shaker Schools Foundation.

Singer, songwriter, actor and educator Mariama Whyte will entertain us with an evening of song and stories in a private home. Mariama has wowed audiences in leading roles with the Broadway national tours of The Lion King and The Color Purple and in numerous productions with The Cleveland Playhouse and Karamu House, where she recently performed in Simply Simone: The Music of Nina Simone. She also performed a special Nina Simone tribute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in honor of Simone’s 2018 induction. Mariama has performed on the Oprah Winfrey Show, shared the stage with famed music producer David Foster, Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child, and enjoys performing at Cleveland venues like Nighttown and the Bop Stop. She has also had success as a recording artist, in modeling and in independent films. While growing up in Shaker, Mariama honed her musical and acting skills at Karamu House, Music School Settlement, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Shaker Heights High School where she served as concertmaster of the Shaker Orchestra. Mariama loves working with youth and is currently a teaching artist with Playhouse Square. She has also served as a teaching artist for Cleveland Play House and Cleveland Public Theatre. Mariama is the sister of Shaker Heights Middle School principal Miata Hunter, Class of ‘92, and is the proud parent of a Shaker Middle School student.

A Place For Me : Cleveland's Music Industry Discussion

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd, Cleveland

Mariama Whyte hosts and moderates "A Place For Me," a roundtable discussion about Cleveland's Music Industry. Panelists include Angelita "DJ Misses" Owens, Rohnesha M. Horne, Quincy "Big Heff" Taylor and Chris "Goody" Goodman

Hubb's Holiday Groove Feat. Mariama Whyte

The Bop Stop, 2920 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 44113

Celebrate the holiday spirit with one of Cleveland's favorite and in-demand bands, Hubbs Groove! The magnificent, Mariama Whyte, will be the featured vocalist for this one-night only engagement!

A La Jazz Rendevous

St. Ignatius High School Breen Center, 2008 West 30th Street, Cleveland, 44113

Mariama Whyte is featured vocalist with Hubb's Groove. Alternating from the stage will be fiery jazz heating the center with temperatures smashing the thermometer followed by arctic blasts of notes and sounds threatening to turn the room to the coolest place in the city as the music is performed by two rising and consummate artists. (Partial proceeds to benefit the Spiritual Enrichment Breakfast).

Jul18

Simply Simone : The Music of Nina Simone (Relaunch)

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Karamu House , 2355 E. 89th Street, Cleveland

Back by popular demand, this is an encore run of Simply Simone : The Music of Nina Simone at Karamu House.

Our fall production was a sold out run, so make sure you don't miss this time!! Get your tickets now! Preview on Wednesday, July 18th. Weekly shows run Thursdays - Sundays

Nina Simone Tribute at Touch Supper Club

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Touch Supper Club, 2710 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH

This is a LATE night event in tribute to Nina Simone at The Touch Supper Club from 9PM-2:30AM. There will be great DJ's playing on both floors with my performance starting around 10:30PM downstairs. My tribute will be about 30 minutes. I must note that this is more of a dance event with limited seating downstairs. Most people will be on the dancefloor, including me! Until I sing that is :)

21 and over $10 cover

"Be My Jazzy Valentine"

14660 Alexander Rd, Walton Hills, OH

Valentine's Day is around the corner and I'll be performing a special concert, "Be My Jazzy Valentine." This show is featuring me and fellow vocalist Stephen Fowler, accompanied by premier Cleveland jazz/r&b band Hubb's Groove. ONE SHOW ONLY on Valentine's Day, Sunday February 14th at 5pm. Come out for a nice, classy evening of great music and delicious food.

Concert is $20. Additional charge for dinner options