LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL

Captivate authentically. January 11-February 4, 2018

1959. Philadelphia. At Emerson’s seedy bar on Philly’s south side, an audience gathers to witness, unknowingly, one of legend Billie Holiday’s last solo performances, given four months before her death at forty-four. Full of heart-melting numbers like “God Bless the Child,” “Strange Fruit,” and “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” Billie shares with us her loves and losses in this award-winning musical fresh from its recent Broadway and London revivals. Pull up a chair and grab a drink for an intimate and epic evening with one of the greatest jazz and blues vocalists of all time – a riveting portrait of the life, the icon and the unforgettable music that is “Lady Day.”

presented by special arrangement with Samuel French

“I’m a musician who loves storytelling. Billie Holiday was one of the greatest storytellers of jazz and one of my personal favorites. Lady Day was bold enough to put politics in her work, with songs like “Strange Fruit,” when others of her era were not.” –  S. Renee Clark, musical director

Mature themes and content.

REVIEWS

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director Eric J. Little
Musical Director S. Renee Clark
Set Designers Moriah and Isabel Curley Clay
Costume Designer Jeff Cone
Lighting Designer Rob Dillard
Sound Designer  Rob Brooksher
Props Designer Maclare “MC” Park
Production Stage Manager Barbara Gantt O’Haley*
Artistic Director Tom Key
Associate Artistic Director & Casting Director Clifton Guterman

*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Theatrical Outfit, and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
** Member of United Scenic Artists

BAND

Piano William Knowles
Bass Ramon Pooser
Drums/Percussion Lorenzo Sanford

PRODUCTION TEAM

Production Manager Jeff Millsaps
Technical Director Colin McCord
Carpenters Dristian Bailey, Chad Fenimore, Daniel Lewis, Dan Prince, Mike Young
Master Electrician & Lightboard Operator Damien Helms
Electricians Howard Carter, Phillip Wray, Karl Dickey, Piper Kirchofer
Sound Engineer Rob Brooksher
Stage Management Production Assistant/Wardrobe Becca Long

RUNNING TIME

1 hour 30 minutes with no intermission.

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Written by
Lanie Robertson

Starring
Terry Burrell

Directed by
Eric J. Little

Musical Direction by
S. Renee Clark

CAST MEMBERS

Terry-Burrell-Headshot

Terry Burrell*

Billie Holiday

William Knowles Headshot

William Knowles

Jimmy Powers

*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Theatrical Outfit, and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

PERFORMANCE DATES

Preview Performance January 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Preview Performance January 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Opening Night Performance January 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance January 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Evening Performance January 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance January 18, 2018 2:30 pm
Evening Performance January 18, 2018 7:30 pm
Evening Performance January 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance
Post-Show Downtown Dialogue
January 20, 2018 2:30 pm
Evening Performance January 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance January 21, 2018 2:30 pm
Evening Performance January 24, 2018 7:30 pm
Student Matinee January 25, 2018 11:00 am
Evening Performance January 25, 2018 7:30 pm
Evening Performance
Macy’s Page to Stage Talk Back
January 26, 2018 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance January 27, 2018 2:30 pm
Evening Performance January 27, 2018 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance January 28, 2018 2:30 pm
Evening Performance January 31, 2018 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance February 1, 2018 2:30 pm
Evening Performance February 1, 2018 7:30 pm
Evening Performance February 2, 2018 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance February 3, 2018 2:30 pm
Evening Performance February 3, 2018 7:30 pm
Closing Performance February 4, 2018 2:30 pm

Macy’s Page to Stage Post-Show Talk Back
Friday, January 26
Representatives from the creative team/staff share how they moved the show from script to finished production!

Post-Show Downtown Dialogue
Saturday, January 20
Be downtown and join a panel of special, non-theatre guests in an open dialogue about the social and global themes in the show! Open to all patrons with a ticket to any performance of the current production. Dialogue begins after a short break following the matinee and lasts one hour.

RUNNING TIME

2 hours and 45 minutes
(including intermission)

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