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Shakura Dickson as Billie Holiday.
Photo: Trudie Lee

Overview

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

Production Materials

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