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Lady Day

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LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL

 

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LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL 

by Laine Anderson; directed by Lynne Hastings 
and starring Cheerish Evans as Billie Holiday 
July 15-August 1, 2021 


 

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill shares one night at the end of Billie Holiday's career. Exploring her turbulent life, this country’s racial strife, and the power of a singular artistic voice, this play combines Holiday's life story with songs like "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "God Bless the Child," and "Strange Fruit." Colorado Springs actor and singer Cheerish Martin will bring Billie Holliday to glorious life for three weekends only. 

Performances will be in the Shockley-Zalabak Theater at the Ent Center for the Arts, July 15-August 1, 2021. Performances are Thursdays-Sundays at 7:30p, with a matinee performance on Sundays at 2p. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. 

In recognition of the difficulties of the past year and the joy of returning to live performance, Theatreworks is able to share this production at the special ticket price of $21 per ticket. 

Tickets are $21; military and educator discounts are available.
*UCCS students receive free admission to all Theatreworks productions.
Contact the Box Office with your student ID number handy to receive your complimentary ticket.

 

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COVID advisory: patrons will be seated in pods of 1-2 individuals, socially distanced with 6 feet in between. In accordance with our agreement with Actors’ Equity, the union of professional actors and stage managers, masks must be worn by all patrons throughout the performance. 

Content advisory: This production contains strong language and discussion of racialized violence and substance abuse. We would recommend this production for individuals comfortable with the subject matter and able to sit for the 90 minutes of the show. We are always happy to talk with you if you have specific questions. Please email clowans@uccs.edu


Digital program coming soon

Cast: 

Billie Holiday ....................Cheerish Martin* 
Jimmy/Pianist...................Earl Schaffer Jr.

Artistic Team:

Director .......................... Lynne Hastings 
Stage Manager .............. Sarah Dale Lewis*
Music Director..................Earl Schaffer Jr.
Assistant Director.............Holly Haverkorn
Assistant Stage Manager .................. Zachary Engelman
Costume Designer.......... Karen Holloway
Lighting Designer............ ​​​​Seth Alison 
Audio Engineer ............... Christopher Doiron
Master Electrician.............Beth Cecere
Wardrobe Assistant .........Susan Hoekstra
Rehearsal pianist and song coach .... Jerry McCauley

 

*Asterisk notates member of Actor's Equity Association or the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 union.
 

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