DETAILS

A Celebration of the Blues
This revival of a Rep premiere (previously titled Grafton City Blues) explores the inspiring story of Grafton, Wisconsin’s Paramount Records.

For a few brief, bright years at the height of the jazz and blues age, Paramount Records was the leading label for recording artists of color in the Midwest – and broke down small-town racial barriers along the way. Artists such as Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter and Ma Rainey all recorded there. This exuberant musical celebration of some of the greatest jazz and blues music features four sensational quadruple threat performers guiding the journey through story and song.

“Vibrant…the true story of a once-forgotten blues record label.”Shepherd Express

ARTISTS


Kevin Ramsey
Director

 

Scott A Rott
Costume Designer

Marisa Abbott
Lighting Designer

Frank Honts
Casting Director

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

 

EVENTS

SUN
JAN 26
7PM

Audio-Described Performance
Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

 
 
 

Chasin’ Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records
January 17 - March 22, 2020
Stackner Cabaret
Written and Directed by Kevin Ramsey

Sponsored by

Executive Producers
Amy & Fred Croen
Stacy & Blair Williams

Associate Producers
Jennifer & Mark Niedfeldt

PART OF THE CAMILLE & DAVID KUNDERT STACKNER SEASON