Kyla Pratt brought her beautiful smile and charm to the East Coast, this is her first time in the Nation's Capital on this snowy morning as she is performing in Je' Caryous Johnson's Set It Off stageplay at the Warner Theatre.
Pratt says, "Yes, this is my first time here and it won't be the last. It's beautiful."
"When you're not from snow you love it! (laughs) Everyone knows that I'm not from here, because I'm like, 'oh my gosh, It's snowing everyone!' and they're like, 'please shut up' (laughs), adds Pratt.
Je' Caryous Johnson's shows do very well in DC and The Set It Off stageplay is no exception. The show is sold out through the weekend and the show announced new dates in DC over the Mother's Day holiday weekend.
Kyla is known starring in films including the Doctor Dolittle films, Love & Basketball, Fat Albert, and also sitcoms including the long running sitcom One on One and Let's Stay Together. She also voiced the lead character of Penny Proud in the Disney Channel animated series, The Proud Family.
Kyla started acting when she was 7 years old, but she was always drawn to the stageplay.
Pratt says, "My mom did a lot of theater when I was younger and I caught the bug just like mommy. And it was crazy because this was my first stageplay ever. And I always wanted to do theater because of my mom. It's been a wonderful experience, it's been a great little bootcamp as an actress and Je' Caryous, the way that he adapted this movie for the stage is amazing and the girls and I bonded so fast, we're just having fun,"
Kyla loved the movie Set It Off when she was younger and Jada Pinkett was always a favorite actress of hers. So it is an honor to play the role that Jada played in the movie now in the current stageplay.
"So growing up and watching it, you would always pick who you would be in the scenario and I was like, 'ooh, I would be Jada, I would be Stoney'!"
Kyla is joining Da' Brat, Le'Toya Luckett, Demetria McKinney as the main characters who play Frankie, Stoney, TT, and Cleo in the movie.
You can get tickets for Je' Caryous Johnson's Set It Off at the Warner Theatre coming back to DC on Mother's Day weekend at LiveNation.com or at the Warner Theatre Box Office. For more info call (202) 783-4000. The tickets will go fast!