Veils the Musical is Coming Back to LA!


“Gut-wrenching, eye-opening, and inspiring Veils– is a scrapbook, a dream book—a record of women’s work.” —

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) has teamed with Restoration Stage (Washington, DC) to bring  the popular musical “Veils” back to the Los Angeles area after having to postpone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The performances are September 15th-18th at the Nate Holden Performing Art Center in Los Angeles, California.

So much has been written about the men lost in the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movements. Unexplored, however, are the stories of the women whose lives are affected by these tragedies—the women who wear the “Veils.”

This musical is described as “an emotional historical pageant of grief and resilience, that pays tribute to women veiled in mourning, with a focus on Black lives lost in bloodshed during the sixties Civil Rights Movement.”

Written by Steven A. Butler Jr.

Directed by Courtney Baker-Oliver

Music and Lyrics by Courtney Baker-Oliver & Christopher John Burnett


Ayanna Gregory

Desire’ DuBose *

Andrea Gerald

Corisa Reesy Myers

Kandace Foreman

Suli Myrie

Ayana Ogunsunlade *

Brandyn Marshall

Bernie Alston

Nakiea Washington Dade

Robert Hamilton

Grace Pugh

Bridget Garwood

& Steven A. Butler, Jr. *


Executive Producer: Sandra Evers-Manly

Stage Management by Ronald Lee Newman *

Musical Direction by Justin Thompson

Choreography by Kyra DaCosta *

Sound/Video Design by David Lamont Wilson *

Lighting Design by Jerry M Dale Jr

Set and Properties by Courtney Baker-Oliver and Robert Hamilton

Costumes by Courtney Baker-Oliver & Luqman Salim

Technical Direction by Robert Hamilton


*member of Actor’s Equity Association


“The singer-actors have created an exquisitely beautiful experience of enduring sorrow, honor, and healing.” –  John Stoltenberg

“The surprise is that with Veils two such multitalented African American young men have undertaken this profoundly womanist theme with such deep empathy and authentic respect. This, to my knowledge, is a first in theatre history.” —

“Tackles roles ranging from Sybrina Fulton and Mamie Till to Jacqueline Kennedy and Viola Liuzzo.”

— The Washington Informer

“I’m thrilled that my mother’s story is one being told in this production which brings history to life and to light.” — Mary Liuzzo, daughter of civil rights martyr Viola Liuzzo

“Often these voices and fighters get lost in history. But not this time.” — Sandra Evers-Manly

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Tickets are $55.00 each or $45.00 for groups, students and seniors.

Groups of 10 0r more please contact [email protected] 


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