Reposted from Jubilee Theatre
As the Jubilee Theatre closes out its 37 season of bringing theatrical excellence, the award-winning Theatre is proud to present Sheldon Epps’s Blues in the Night, beginning July 27, 2018 – August 26, 2018.
The soul of the blues is full and strong in Blues in the Night, the Tony Award-nominated musical! These 26 sweet, sexy and hot torchy numbers - by legends Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen and more - tell the sorrowful experiences that three women have with the lying, cheating, snake of a man, who represents the men who do them wrong. Songs include "When A Woman Loves A Man," "Wasted Life Blues," "Lover Man," "Wild Women Don't Have The Blues," and the gripping, captivating title song that spotlights the essence of blues music, "Blues in the Night."
Blues in the Night is directed by Michael Serrecchia who describes the production as “a story of strength and survival”. Serrecchia shares, “B.B. King said it best, I’m trying to get people to see that we are our brother’s keeper. Red, white, black, brown or yellow, rich or poor, we all have the blues”. With musical direction by Michael Childs, the musical revue stars an ensemble of four actors, Jamaal Houston (Man in the Saloon), Natalie King (Lady from the Road), Cherish Robinson (Woman of the World) and Chelsea Bridgman (Girl with a Date).
The remaining production team includes set and costume design by Amy Poe, technical direction by Brian Scheffer Smith, lighting design by Nikki D. Smith, sound tech by Jason Briggs, assistant stage management by Harper Hadley and stage management by Velocity Brown.
Blues in the Night runs July 27 – August 26, 2018 at the Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Matinee performances are at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Press night is August 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Preview Performances | Jul. 27 – Aug. 2 $24
Matinee Performances | Aug. 4 – Aug. 2 6 $30
Evening Performances | Aug. 3 – Aug. 25 $34
Tickets may be purchased online at jubileetheatre.org, in person at the theater Box Office, located at 506 Main Street or by calling 817-338-4411. Box Office hours of operation are Tuesday – Friday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and one hour before each performance.
About the Jubilee Theatre: Fort Worth/Dallas area’s original home of African American theater. The Jubilee Theatre produces a full season of productions that reflect the African-American culture and experience. Located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas, the Jubilee Theatre is a point of interest on both natives and tourists’ schedules.
Location Mentioned: Jubilee Theatre