Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
By Lanie Robertson
Step into Emerson's Bar and Grill and witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances. More than a dozen of the jazz legends’ songs are interlaced with salty, often humorous reminiscences in this riveting portrait of Holiday and her music. Songs include "God Bless the Child," "T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do," "Crazy He Calls Me" and "Easy Livin'."
Adult themes and language

The Cast

Billie Holliday

Jimmy Powers

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August 19 - September 5, 2021
Solvang Festival Theater
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Wren T. Brown

Scenic Designer

Ed Haynes

Costume Designer

Kimberly DeShazo

Lighting Designer

Donna Ruzika

Sound Designer

Corwin Evans

Generously Sponsored by
Jerry & Sharon Melson
Elise Roberts

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Karole Foreman* as Billie Holiday
Photo by Craig Schwartz, courtesy Ebony Repertory Theatre

*Member, Actors' Equity Association

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
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Events are subject to reschedule or cancellation in conformance with any health mandate in effect on the performance date or for operational needs to safely comply with a public health order. No refunds are allowed but tickets will be credited to a future performance.

Please note that due to current COVID Restrictions:

You must be a California resident to attend this production

We may ask you for proof of vaccination or negative COVID test upon entering the theatre

Concessions are allowed only in designated areas

We are pleased that we have permission from Actors’ Equity Association to have our wonderful union actors perform for you in this production.

In order to protect the actors, Actors’ Equity Association requires that masks are worn at all times inside the theatre, before, during and after the performance.

Please do not eat or drink before, during or after the performance in the theatre. No food or beverages are allowed in the theatre due to COVID regulations.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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