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Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill

Sunday, 31 October @ 15:00

Attucks Theatre, Norfolk

$20.00 - $35.00

Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill

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$20.00 - $35.00

Sunday, 31 October @ 15:00

Attucks Theatre, Norfolk

Please Note Audience Advisory: Adult, Teens 16+. Not recommended for children under 16. This production contains strong adult language, themes, and references to alcohol and drug use. Discounts are only available at the Box Office, not online or by phone. The Virginia Arts Festival presents Lady Day performance at the Attucks Theatre on October 29-31 requires all attendees to wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status.

The time is 1959. The place, a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to see one of Billie Holiday's last performances. More than a dozen musical numbers - including classics as "Strange Fruit," "God Bless the Child," "Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do' and more - are interlaced with salty, often humorous reminiscences in a riveting portrait of the lady and her music, and her lifelong struggle with racism, abuse, and addition. Directed by NSU Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director Anthony Mark Stockard, the new production will feature Ashley Bishop-Diggs as Lady Day and is presented to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. The performances of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill will take place in the historic Attucks Theatre, once a major stop on the circuit of great Black musical stars in its heyday. Billie Holiday herself graced the Attucks stage, as did Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong and many others.

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    Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill

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Attucks Theatre 7 Upcoming events

Address
1010 Church Street, Norfolk, 23510, US
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Open Hours
In Advance: At Scope Box Office Day of Event: 1 hour prior to event
Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Will Call
Location: At box office Opens: 1 hour prior to event Customer must present the actual credit card used for the purchase, a photo ID and Ticketmaster order number in order to receive tickets.
Car Parking
Location: across the street from theatre Charge: $4 per vehicle

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