By Imani Williams
“Ladies Preferred,” a musical of love songs performed by women for women, will take to the stage Sept. 24 at 1515 Broadway in downtown Detroit.
“Our goal is to touch all of the letters that make up LGBT folks,” said Curtis Lipscomb, founder and executive director of KICK-Agency, an organization for the advancement of LGBT African-Americans that is presenting the show. “We’re examining what we need to do to target these different and unique parts of our community, and to bring them all together.”
KICK produced both Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Preferred in 2005 and is bringing the productions back this year as fundraising initiatives. Lipscomb has plans to take the shows on the road to Chicago.
In efforts to embrace the entire community Lipscomb ensures that plans are being laid for both bi-attractional and transgender initiatives.
“Ladies Preferred” is a fundraiser to benefit the future Detroit Lesbian & Gay Welcome Center, a vital information resource for the gay community and visitors to Detroit.
Tickets are $25 and $20 for “Friends of KICK.” For more information contact the Ladies Preferred Hotline at (313) 438-2222.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; the show will begin at 8 p.m.