To say “What A Weekend!” would be an understatement to describe the inaugural production of Raleigh’s My 2nd Act: Survivor Stories from the Stage. Performing to a packed theater, the gals took to the stage as the re-branded stage show took flight both on the stage and around Raleigh, filmed for its inaugural television debut, and painting the town “survivorship strong” purple for the entire weekend.
Thanks to the team at Vrtuo Interactive Networks and Smartmed Plus, My 2nd Act: Survivor Stories from the Stage the new format allows the stage show to turn the volume and visibility of survivorship to a new level. Included in the rebranding, two co-hosts were added – Linda Ragsdale and Jessica Meyer. Extended backstories, backstage snippets and a weekend town tour by the cast share the production for filming , while a vendor expo in the lobby the day of the event added to the live event.
“What an amazing weekend of survivorship,” states Tara Dunsmore, Raleigh’s producer and owner of Pink Ink Tattoo. “Raleigh KNEW the stage show had arrived. There are no words to describe the sisterhood of survivorship and all the empowerment lighting the Fletcher Opera Theater stage. We are so grateful to Skin Raleigh, Davis and Pyle Plastic Surgery and Cancer Treatment Centers of America for helping us bring this amazing show to Raleigh, North Carolina. I can’t wait for next year!”
The 90-minute special will be aired on New Focus Network (part of the Vrtuo Interactive Suites) later this fall. Vrtuo can be found on Roku, Google TV and will soon be on Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
Special thanks to the cast: Linda Ragsdale, Karen Shayne, Jessica Meyer, Tara Dunsmore, Domenica Luttrell, Brookshire McDonald, Rhonda Hicks, Nicole Strang, Angela Baker and Cindy Roebuck, Linda Loveland
Lots of Love to the wonderful folks at:
Fletcher Opera Theater
At Duke Energy Center of the Performing Arts
Producers and Crew:
Philip Bradley, Marcia Mule’, Karen Shayne