BARDSTOWN, Ky.— Natchitoches native Sadik Ibn-Mohammed is set to perform in the cast of “The Stephen Foster Story” this summer through the Stephen Foster Drama Association, located in Bardstown, Kentucky.
“The Stephen Foster Story” details the life of legendary songwriter and composer Stephen Foster through dramatic portrayals of his life, and features performances of over 50 of his greatest compositions, such as “Oh! Susanna,”“Camptown Races,” “Beautiful Dreamer,” “Hard Times (Come Again No More),” and Kentucky’s state song, “My Old Kentucky Home.” The show has been performed at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre in Bardstown since 1959.
For this season, the company will also perform Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” A Tony-nominated Broadway adaptation of the beloved musical, the show features some of the songwriting duo’s loveliest tunes, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” as well as some new characters and surprising twists.
Now in his third season with the Stephen Foster Drama Association, Ibn-Mohammed will play Martin Delany in “The Stephen Foster Story.”
“I am so grateful to God, my family, friends and loved ones for their love and support as I return to perform in this wonderful production,” Ibn-Mohammed said. “I am also grateful to the entire cast and crew of this show for the privilege of working together.”
A resident of Louisville, Kentucky, some of Ibn-Mohammed’s previous performing credits include James T. Early in the Louisville-based CenterStage at the Trager Family JCC’s production of “DreamGirls,” Sebastian in the Elizabethtown, Kentucky-based Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center’s production of “The Little Mermaid” and John in the Louisville-based Bunbury Theatre’s production of “Look What the Fire Did.” A lifelong singer, Ibn-Mohammed has performed as a soloist with the 113th Army Band, Erica Denise Entertainment, FaithWorks Studios and Redline Performing Arts.
Ibn-Mohammed’s daughter, Zarah, is also performing in this season’s production of “The Stephen Foster Story” as an ensemble cast member.
“It is amazing to be able to perform with my daughter in this show and through the show, provide her with an exceptional education in and appreciation for the performing arts,” Ibn-Mohammed said.
Performances of “The Stephen Foster Story” are set to take place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. from June 17 through August 12. “Cinderella” will be performed on select dates from July 12 to August 4 at the amphitheater. “Songs of Stephen Foster” will be performed on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at Nelson County High School between June 24 through August 5.
For more information, visit www.stephenfoster.com.