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

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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
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