The downtown Jacksonville, Florida’s public library hosted over 250 guests for the Stage Aurora Theatrical Company’s presentation of LOUIS-AND-ELLA! written by Trent Armand Kendall. There was wonderful harmony from Trent singing as the legendary Louis Armstrong, and from Natasha Yvette Williams who emanated the voice of Ella Fitzgerald. The musical also featured Broadway and Jacksonville’s very own Darryl Reuben Hall, who portrayed Saint Peter at the pearly gates of heaven. The musical direction and accompaniment of Darius Frowner on the keyboard was phenomenal. The man played the entire hour and forty-five minutes with a short intermission.
If you weren’t in the theatre to enjoy the audience participation of ‘scatting with ELLA’, you might want to check back on this blog, so you won’t miss another entertainment opportunity. Next up: “I’m Sick of Church Folk”.