LOUIS-AND-ELLA! By Trent Armand Kendall
Two BROADWAY VETS Salute Two JAZZ ICONS
Jacksonville, FL -Stage Aurora Theatrical Company presents
LOUIS-AND-ELLA! By Trent Armand Kendall, 7:00 PM, July 23 at the Hicks
Auditorium/ Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch. Admission is
free-of-charge. Trent Armand Kendall, writer, stars as legendary Louis
Armstrong and Natasha Yvette Williams stars as Ella Fitzgerald. The musical also
features Broadway vet and Jacksonville’s very own Darryl Reuben Hall, founder
of Stage Aurora Theatrical Company. Musical direction and accompaniment is by
HARLEM OF THE SOUTH: Duke, Ella, and Cab!, a soaring new musical celebrating the yesterday of Jacksonville will play June 16 at The Volstead, downtown Jacksonville at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 19 at the Hicks Auditorium, Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch. Enjoy the sounds of the jazzy Harlem Renaissance as icons Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Cab Calloway entertained in the South making Jacksonville one of the tour's stops. The musical with song and dance will also feature Lift Every Voice and Sing, the national Black anthem penned by Jacksonville native James Weldon Johnson.
The Volstead is located at 115 Adams St., Jacksonville, FL
HARLEM OF THE SOUTH: Duke, Ella, and Cab! is sponsored in part by the 2016 Spark Grant, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, and Florida Blue.
THE DINNER, based on the infamous dinner at the White House between Booker T. Washington and President Theodore Roosevelt.
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company has received generous funding support from the National
Endowment for the Arts, Spark Grant (Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Florida Blue), Art Ventures Grant, and Division of Cultural Affairs!