April 23, 2012: The Boca Raton Theatre Guild has extended the run of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. Tickets are now on sale for three extra performances – Saturday May 5th at 2 & 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 6th at 2 p.m. Even though the play, starring Carbonell nominated actress/jazz artist Paulette Dozier, was entirely sold out more than two weeks before opening night, demand for tickets continued. The Boca Raton Theatre Guild requested the extension, and the Willow Theatre agreed.
Producer Keith Garsson is extremely pleased with this development, “Paulette Dozier is a major talent, and she and our director, Genie Croft, have put together an amazing show.”
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is set in 1959 in a seedy bar in Philadelphia, wherein Billie Holiday is giving one of her final performances. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with the iconic singer’s reminiscences of her life. Her salty, graphic, humorous, and triumphant memories combine to create a riveting portrait of the woman and her music.
Dozier welcomes the challenges created by the music, the script, and by Holiday’s story itself. “There’s a lot about her life that I don’t necessarily relate to,” says Dozier. “But the pain that she describes at different points throughout the show — I admire her because no matter what she experienced, she battled through it.”
Crazy He Calls Me, Easy Livin’, What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Strange Fruit, God Bless The Child, and many more.
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill will run April 27, 28, and 29th, and May 5th and 6th. Performances are: Friday (April 27) at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. The Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park is located at 300 South Military Trail in Boca Raton, just south of Palmetto Park Road. Tickets for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill are $15 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the Willow Theatre Box office: 561-347-3948.
The Boca Raton Theatre Guild is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing professional productions and advancing the art of theatre in the South Florida community.
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
April 27, 28, & 29, May 5 & 6
Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
For Tickets: 561-347-3948