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September 9 – October 30, 2016
STACKNER CABARET

by Lanie Robertson
DIRECTED by Leda Hoffmann 

AGE RECOMMENDATION: 14 and up
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 
2 hours

A TRIBUTE TO A WOMAN WHO SHAPED SO MUCH MORE THAN JAZZ AND BLUES. 

As the 1950s come to a close, the famous Billie Holiday puts on a show in a small bar in Philadelphia. Unbeknownst to the audience, they will witness one of the last performances of her extraordinary life. Full of show stopping numbers like “God Bless the Child,” “Strange Fruit,” and “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” Lady Day shares her loves and losses in this award-winning musical fresh from its Broadway revival. Pull up a chair for an intimate evening that’s up close and personal, with one of the greatest jazz/blues vocalists of all time!

WHAT’S LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL? SHOULD I SEE IT?

Who doesn’t like jazz music? And who did it better than Billie Holiday? The Stackner Cabaret is transformed into a Philadelphia bar at one of Billie Holiday’s last concerts. Listen to the sultry music and hear incredible stories of Lady Day’s life.

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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25
AUG

TMJ4 MORNING BLEND APPEARANCE

During the 9 o'clock hour watch Alexis J Rogers (who plays Billie Holiday) sing live and talk with the ladies of Morning Blend.

26
AUG

COLECTIVE COFFEE “FRIDAY SONG SERIES”

Friday at 4pm • Humboldt (2999 N. Humboldt)
Grab a cup of coffee and listen to a preview performance of Lady Day. This event is free to the public.

1
SEP

JAZZ IN THE PARK

Thursday at 7pm • Cathedral Square
Listen to Alexis J Roger perform selections from the show. This long time Milwaukee summer entertainment staple is free to the public. Grab a blanket and enjoy!

6
SEP

FOX6 REAL MILWAUKEE WITH BRIAN KRAMP

Brian interviews Alexis J Rogers and gets a lesson in the art of scatting. Tune in at 9am to learn more about the show and how you could win the chance to perform on the Stackner Cabaret stage.

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SHOW
12
Oct

Out-n-About

Join us for Out-n-About LGBT Nights at Milwaukee Rep! For just $25, you receive a ticket to the performance and a preshow reception featuring appetizers and beer before the show. Use code PRIDE when ordering.

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