NJ AMBONISYE appearing in ONE IN A MILLION, the musical:
With dreams of playing Nala in the Lion King, Nj shared a few theatrical thoughts.
I am a dancer first, actor second, and singer third. I actually think I am many more things before a singer, LOL. Stage is where I began and I will always do it but recently I am branching out to writing, directing, choreographing, producing. That is the plan. To create narrative for people as weird as me! I treat [every role] with the same care as I do other pieces that have strong messages; all the research and exploration that it requires to convey the message (s) and entertain in the way that only I can.
[Independent theater]’s role is as the training and maintenance for an artist, as the inspiration of any great show, as a way for creators without money or a popular idea to birth a show.
One in a Million, a rousing off-Broadway musical, encompasses the teachings that the apostle Paul instructed to Timothy about wealth. “Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.” (1 Timothy 6:9 NIV). The play is set at the home of Wanda and Suzy Velez. They both host an annual Christmas party attended by several members of their church. The evening would test their convictions and reveal secrets about themselves. As the story unfolds, each character in the play – no matter how holy they purport to be – becomes tempted by the idea of how more money would make their lives better. Without careful consideration of the consequences, they all throw caution to the wind and find themselves gambling. One in a Million is produced and directed by Kevin Davis.