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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill – EXTENSION

May 18 - June 11

Kleberg Stage

LADY DAY EXTENDS HER STAY – EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL RE-OPENS IN THE KLEBERG BEGINNING MAY 18. 

Celebrate the life of Billie Holiday with an up close and personal cabaret seat as you immerse yourself in the music of the legendary jazz icon. This VIP special seating has the additional option of wine or sparkling bottle service.

Pull up a chair, order a delicious cocktail, and turn back the hands of time in our swanky nightclub for an intimate evening with Lady Day. “God Bless The Child,” “Strange Fruit,” “Don’t Explain,” and “My Man” are among the unforgettable hits you will savor from the lady who sings the blues. She’s got a life to sing.

The pre-show Z-Lounge entertainment moves inside the Kleberg for the first two weeks.  Once In the Heights performances begin on May 31, we welcome you to join us in the Topfer Theatre for pre-show entertainment.

 

Recommendation: High school and above.  Adult language and situations.
Run Time: Approximately 2 hours including one intermission.

 

Applause

“…this skyrocketing sensation tears up the stage as Billie Holiday.” – Austin American-Statesman

“Chanel delivers a riveting performance that rivals any – on any stage. Come and see for yourself…” — Soulciti

“A runaway hit… Her (Chanel) performance offers whimsy and laughs as well as goose-bump-raising songs.  The audience doesn’t need to know the history of this seminal American chanteuse ahead of time. They’ll enjoy the night and they’ll know it by the end. The wisdom of this gem of performance will deepen anyone’s appreciation of Holiday’s legendary music.” – CTX Live Theatre

“Chanel is a dynamic performer, both as an impressionist channeling Holiday’s voice and as a spectacular vocalist in her own right…There is a simplicity to her performance that allows the depth of Holiday’s pain to shine through in moving and powerful ways.” — Austin American-Statesman

Lady Day is by far one of the top productions ever experienced at ZACH.” — The Villager

Producers

Dan Jackson III and M. Jeremy Guiberteau
Mary and Rusty Tally

Supporting Sponsors

Chubb Insurance

IGT

KMFA

Production Partners

Almar Furs

David Kurio Designs


Production Team

Michael Rader
Director
Allen Robertson
Music Director
Michelle Ney
Scenic Designer / Costume Designer
Stacey Johnson
Costume Design Assistant
Serret Jensen
Hair and Makeup Designer
Rachel Atkinson
Lighting Designer
Craig Brock
Sound Designer
Steve Baglio
Properties Designer
Catherine Anne Tucker *
Stage Manager (through June 4)
Bryan Bradford *
Take Over Stage Manager (beginning June 5)

The Cast

CHANEL *
Billie Holiday
ORCHESTRA
Kris Keyz
Jimmy Powers, Pianist
Lannie Hilboldt
Bassist
Glenn Schuetz
Bassist (sub)
Ben Eisenberg
Bassist (sub for Kleberg Run)
Harrell Williams
Drummer
*AEA Member
**United Scenic Artists
***Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Credits

A musical play by Lanie Robertson
Musical Direction by Allen Robertson

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

ZACH Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in Austin, Texas.

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