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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss brings musical to Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, are bringing their musical, A Mother's Love, to Columbus.

The show opens Thursday night, Sept. 4, at the RiverCenter in Uptown Columbus.

Burruss stopped by the WTVM studios Thursday morning to speak with News Leader 9's Cheryl Renee, who asked her what made her decide to write it.

"I wanted to do something for stage," Burruss said. "At first I was thinking about doing a movie, and then I was like, ‘Well, what can we talk about?' And I'm always inspired by real life and what's going on. With just writing songs I do that. And it just seemed like the natural thing to do."

Burruss said there was a lot going on in her life at the time she decided to produce the musical.

"My mom wasn't happy with my relationship. A lot of people got to see that play out on Real Housewives of Atlanta. So it just was a way for me to vent. You know, people were like, ‘You don't say anything to your mom,' you know, when they watch this show."

She says that through the music and script of the show, she was able to articulate her feelings.

 "Todd and I did this together, so it was a learning experience for the both of us. You know, he produces television, but it's different to produce plays, and stage, and theatre."

 Burruss is both a mother and a daughter, and she says she's learned a lot about both.

"As a daughter… Even though they say parents have to have patience with their kids, you have to have patience with your parents as you get older, because they're not always willing to give up that hold of control… So you have to learn that level of respect. Then you also have to learn that line of, when you are an adult, okay, how to draw that line with your parent… And as a mother, just how to love, but not smother," Burruss said.  

A Mother's Love is showing at RiverCenter's Bill Heard Theater on Sept. 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $43.50 to $53.50. For more information, call 706-256-3612. 

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