Thursday, July 7, 2016

LOUIS-AND-ELLA! will be in JAX for one night

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company presents LOUIS-AND-ELLA! by Trent Armand Kendall, for one evening of musical delight.  Writer Trent Armand Kendall, 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.  Kendall, Williams and Hall are Broadway vets who will be saluting two jazz icons of all times.  Musical direction and accompaniment will be conducted by Darius Frowner.

Darrryl Reuben Hall

Kendall currently stars as ‘OLD Deuteronomy’ in the international/ RCCL production of CATS, co-produced by Really Useful and directed by Trevor Nunn.  He recently appeared in concert with the ‘Black Stars Of Broadway’ at Carnegie Hall as a featured soloist for the Audelco Awards, and at the world famous Apollo Theater.  Trent is also the writer and star of ‘Picture Incomplete,’ a one-man musical that played to sold-out houses in Tampa, New Jersey, New York City and recently debuted internationally in Johannesburg, South Africa.

LOUIS-AND-ELLA! by Trent Armand Kendall is a musical celebration reuniting the Architect of Jazz and the First Lady of Song in heaven for one magical night.  These two friends and jazz pioneers rip through 24 of the most enduring standards of all time including: “Stepping Out,” “Cheek To Cheek,” “I Won’t Dance,” “Stardust,” “Stompin At The Savoy,” “What A Wonderful World” and more!

This musical presentation is sponsored in part by: the National Endowment for the Arts’ Challenge America Fast Track grant LOUIS-AND-ELLA! by Trent Armand Kendall is free and open to the general public, so add this venue to your calendars.

Natasha Yvette Williams stared as Matron Mama Morton, in Chicago on Broadway.  Recently she appeared in: A Night With Janis Joplin (Aretha Franklin, Joplinaire), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Mariah), The Color Purple (Sofia).  Williams has been a featured singer with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, The Ottawa Symphony, The Edmonton Symphony, The Naples Philharmonic, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Pops in the production of Irving Berlin: Rags to Riches.

by Trent Armand Kendall
Sat., July 23, 2016  7 p.m.

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
       JacksonvillePublic Library
       Hicks Auditorium
       303 N Laura St.
       Jacksonville, Florida 32202

TICKETS: General Admission is FREE!!!  For more information, please contact: Stage Aurora Theatrical Company at (904) 765-7373.


J Dianne Tribble said...

Thank you so much for sharing Ms. V! This sounds great. We'll try to make it. Calling for tickets...

Victoria Thomas Poller said...

This event is FREE. No tickets necessary.

Stage Aurora said...

This amazing musical is just ONE week away! Saturday, July 23 at 7pm and it's FREE. Jacksonville Public Library Downtown/Hicks Auditorium