Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill

Jan 16Feb 16, 2020
ByLanie Robertson
Directed byJeremy DeCarlos

Philadelphia, 1959. Billie Holiday is giving one of her last performances, a riveting portrait of the lady and her music mere months before her death.

Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

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“Jackson single handedly delivered an award winning performance”
-Caryn Little, WCCB

“So completely are we under the spell of actress Janeta Jackson…”
-Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer

“…A performance that is haunting, real and soulful.”
-Melissa Oyler, CharlotteFive

“Jackson[‘s] vocals are consistently wonderful…”
-Perry Tannenbaum, Queen City Nerve

Billie Holiday sings again in Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte Production
-Ashley Mahoney, The Charlotte Post

Life and music of Billie Holiday revived in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill”
-Sabrina Clark, Q City Metro

This Charlotte actress was a hit as Mary Poppins. Now she’s playing Billie Holiday.
-Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer

Seating Chart


Production Photos by Fenix Fotography


Janeta Jackson as Billie Holiday

Willis Hickerson as Jimmy Powers


Production Team

DirectorJeremy DeCarlos
Music Director/Jimmy PowersWillis Hickerson
Stage ManagerKathryn Harding
Scenic DesignerChip Decker
Technical Director/Lighting Designer/Sound EngineerEvan Kinsley
Production Mgr/Props & Costumes DesignerCarrie Cranford

A Message From Actor's Theatre of Charlotte

We can't thank you enough for your support and patience throughout Season 31 thus far. Unfortunately, due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 crisis and it’s effect on public gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the season. This includes all performances of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS and HEAD OVER HEELS as well as our 6th annual nuVoices Festival and our free summer Shakespeare program, Midsummer Nights @Queens. Current Ticket at Flex Pass holders can fill out this form to let us know how they'd like to manage their Season 31 tickets.

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