The story follows three young men who arrive in New York City hoping to perform at the famed Apollo Theater. They form a group and, with each man contributing the unique style of his hometown — Detroit, Memphis and Philadelphia — create a new sound, one they hope will lead them to win a spot at the Apollo. The musical lineup includes ''(What a) Wonderful World,'' ''Hold on I'm Comin''' and ''Try a Little Tenderness.'' The trio of wannabe singing stars is played by Anthony Boggess-Glover (Sanctified) and Ron Johnson (Cinderella), both well-known to Ensemble audiences, as well as Jobari Parker-Namdar from Washington, D.C., who appears here in his first Ensemble show.
Ross promises that From My Hometown, which closes the Ensemble’s season, is a fun, entertaining show. ''Every season we really try to end on a feel-good note. We try to finish up the season on a memorable note to tide [the audience] over until we get started again.''
7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, 3535 Main Street. For information, call 713-520-0055 or visit ensemblehouston.com. $20 to $45.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: June 27. Continues through July 28, 2013