Terica Anthony fully embraces the 1960s era of music of powerful female voices.
“This era of music speaks to generations of people from then to now,” she said. “I love the story element that this era establishes in their music. This era allowed music to be a tool of change, and I find that inspirational.”
The 2020 Ball State University graduate will play Gina in “Beehive: The 60s Musical” from July 8 to Aug. 9 at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis. Beef & Boards is reopening with a reduced capacity after being closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Anthony, a North Central High School graduate, loves that her character is easygoing.
“She loves to have a good time and has no problem with being honest,” she said. “I really enjoy the song track that this character has as well. Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin have always been an inspiration to me. I am so excited to sing songs that inspired me throughout my life and share that love with others. This is going to be such a fun show and I can’t wait to take everyone back to the 60s.”
While at Ball State, she won original composition in a talent competition two consecutive years.
“I take songwriting very seriously, and to have been recognized for something that I am passionate (about) was amazing,” she said. “I continue to write songs today. I currently have a song on all music platforms titled ‘Mary Jane’ by Terica Marie. Songwriting has been a major part of my life and will continue to be.”
This is Anthony’s second appearance with Beef & Boards, previously playing as one of The Dynamites and the role of Lorraine in “Hairspray” in 2019.
The Indianapolis resident said she wants to move to New York City when she can safely travel.
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