The Omaha Community Playhouse will offer three days of solo song this weekend.

Local artist Camille Metoyer Moten will perform Friday through Sunday at the Playhouse. She’s a familiar face at the theater: She won awards for her portrayal of Eva Peron in “Evita” and Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl” on its main stage.

Metoyer Moten also has performed at other Omaha theaters and with Opera Omaha, as well as with national artists such as Sylvia McNair. She has appeared in local television commercials and is a member of the Omaha Black Musicians Hall of Fame. She also has toured with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and sang with the Omaha Symphony at Loessfest over Memorial Day weekend.

She was raised in Omaha and studied music at Xavier University in New Orleans, where she worked with Ellis Marsalis, father of famed trumpet artist Wynton Marsalis. She trained as a classical singer, but performs everything from jazz to Broadway to contemporary Christian music.

Her show, “The Camille Metoyer Moten Songbook,” will be in the intimate Howard Drew Theatre at the Playhouse. A four-piece combo will provide accompaniment.

 Betsie Freeman

Betsie covers a little bit of everything for The World-Herald's Living section, including theater, religion and anything else that might need attention. Phone: 402-444-1267.

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