Come see a great original theater production! N’Touch Bandleader & Saxophonist Eldon ‘T’ Jones is the musical director for an upcoming Shalanda Sims (World Stage Theater) original production entitled “Vanport”; a musical that tells the story of African-Americans who traveled to Portland to work in the shipyards during WWII.

N’Touch keyboardist Zack Poelwijk is playing piano for the musical.

Together, Eldon & Zack arranged many of the production’s songs; originals written by writer & director Shalanda Sims.

Eldon & Zack are joined on stage by drummer Johnnie Ballard (Ian James Band)

This is the second major collaboration between members of N’Touch and World Stage Theater. Eldon & Zack also contribute to Shalanda’s annual original show entitled “Who I Am: Celebrating Me”, which plays each year during Black History Month.

To learn more about the show, read a great article written by The Oregonian.

To learn more about Shalanda Sims & World Stage Theater, visit Shalanda’s website.

Show information:

Tickets $10 at the door. Historic Jefferson High School Auditorium, Nov 15 & 16th, 7:30pm.

(Photo credit: Kate Szrom)