‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’


Tickets are now on sale for “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” by Lanie Robertson, the third and final mainstage play in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s 2017 Summertime Season.

Performances will take place Aug. 12 through 27 on Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.

The play recounts Billie Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous. Through her poignant voice and moving songs, one of the greatest jazz singers of all time shares her loves and her losses. With this show, Audra McDonald won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s production will feature internationally renowned singer/actress Mardra Thomas and jazz pianist Reggie Thomas.

Tickets are $15 in advance online at fjtheatre.com and at Evanston recreation community centers. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the performance day for $20. Seniors and students with ID can purchase tickets at a discounted price of $15 at the door only.

New this year, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre has partnered with Evanston’s Prairie Moon for a special Dinner and a Show offer. Community members can enjoy a two-course dinner at Prairie Moon and a theatre ticket for only $20. Dinner and a Show tickets are available at prairiemoonrestaurant.com/v4/theatre, or by clicking on the Dinner and a Show link at fjtheatre.com. Dinner and a Show tickets must be presented at the restaurant and at the theatre to redeem the special offer. Prairie Moon is located at 1502 Sherman Ave., in Evanston.

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