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Lose Yourself in the Music and Story of Billie Holiday
It’s March 1959, and in an intimate, seedy Philadelphia bar, Billie Holiday takes the stage for one of her final performances. Treat yourself to one powerhouse night of jazz, including her most memorable songs like “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”, “Strange Fruit“, and “God Bless the Child“. Told alongside the honest, riveting, and heartbreaking story of the singer’s life, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill will mesmerize you in a musical evening you won’t soon forget.
This production is made possible by the generous support of The Al Osten & Buddy Victor Legacy Fund.
Audience Advisory: This performance contains mature themes including references to sexual assault, racism, depictions of substance abuse, and includes coarse language.
- DIRECTOR RAY HOGG
- MUSIC DIRECTOR JONATHAN CORKAL-ASTORGA
- SET DESIGN BRIAN DUDKIEWICZ
- COSTUME DESIGN ADEJOKÉ TAIWO
- LIGHTING DESIGN LOGAN RAJU CRACKNELL
- SOUND DESIGN WADE STAPLES
- VOICE & DIALECT COACH JANE MACFARLANE
- STAGE MANAGER KENNEDY GREENE
- ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER SANG-SANG LEE
- CAST SHAKURA DICKSON, YANICK ALLWOOD
"This is a wonderful and very memorable show. Kudos to both members of the cast and the entire crew. The set too is incredible and very moving. 5 stars from me."
"I am a huge fan and the show did not disappoint. The fabulous performances were moving, sad, happy and wonderful all at the same time. Thank you."
"What a beautiful, tasteful, and moving portrayal of Billie Holiday’s struggles while highlighting her amazing singing talent."
"Brilliant show! Left me breathless at the end! Bravo!"
"Excellent performance, so moving, exquisitely acted."
Cast and Creative Team
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