at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Featuring Anya Randall Nebel as Lady Day
Book: Lanie Robertson
direction: Jared Shamberger
musical direction: LeVar Betts
dramaturge / vocal coach: Tom Flatts
Synopsis: Featuring Anya Randall Nebel as Lady Day.
The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia - Ermerson’ Bar & Grill. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.
“The richest jazz singing in town just now is at [this] subtle absorbing dramatic performance”
.... Evokes all the sordidness of a woman entirely shaped by suffering
.... By the end ... one is filled with an unexpected joy!
THREE WEEKS ONLY!
Fri & Sat - 8pm; Sun - 2pm
Performance Dates: Mar 18 - Apr 3, 2016
Mar 18, 19, 20; 24, 25, 26, 27; Apr 1, 2, 3.
Ten Spot Thursday: Mar 24, 2016 - 8:00pm
Talk Back With Director & Cast: Mar 27, 2016
- immediately following the performance