Saturday, December 4, 2021

PBTS Community theatre has a December show

Players by the Sea is thrilled to announce their special run of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” from December 9, 2021 through December 12, 2021. Tickets are available for $35 and may be purchased online at

About the play: It’s March 1959. Just four months before her death, the legendary Billie Holiday is performing one of her final performances in South Philadelphia. She sings at a run-down bar accompanied by Jimmy Powers on the piano and shares stories about her life. The audience experiences more than a dozen musical numbers interlaced with sass, humor, and nostalgic moments that portray the riveting lady who was Lady Day.

This version of the play written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Ramona Ramdeen, stars Desiree Montes, an AEA Equity Singer, Actress, Dancer, and Voice-Over Artist who contributed to the Central Florida entertainment industry for over 15 years. With musical direction by Jacksonville’s own Meachum L. Clarke, who will also play Jimmy Powers, Holiday’s longtime friend and accompanist. Meachum L. Clarke is a gifted singer/songwriter, musical director and worship leader known for his contemporary gospel ensemble True Purpose.

“I am so honored to portray a performed that has inspired me in my own career,” Montes said. “Billie Holiday was not only a beautiful singer, but also a powerful woman of color who opened doors for many others, like me.”

About Players by the Sea: For over 55 years, Players by the Sea Theatre has enriched the community through excellence in live and innovative theatre. Players by the Sea presents productions that are engaging, thought--provoking, emotionally stimulating and entertaining through the extraordinary support and dedication from community volunteers - actors, directors, designers, backstage crews, carpenters, visual artists, etc. Players by the Sea is an artistic home for anyone who wants to engage with the community through interactive and incredible storytelling.

   “Lady Day
at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”

DATES: December 9, 2021 Dec. 12, 2021

TICKETS: Tickets are $35 and are available online, or by calling (904)-249-0289.

LOCATION: Players By The Sea Theatre
106 6th Street North
      Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
      (904) 249-0289

Christmas time 2021 at the Cummer Museum

Do you hear the sound of reindeer on the roof? Well, if you don’t, then you need to know that it’s almost time for the jolly old man to make his presence known. Come to the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens as you experience a little holiday cheer.

Events & Programs for December 2021:

Illuminating Nature:
Dec. 3, 7, 10, 14, & 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. Free

Pressed Flower Workshop With Cassidy Ramos Dec. 11 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. | Members $45, Non-Members $60.

Look at That! Discover the joys of close looking. Dec. 8, Momentous Movement from Noon to 1 p.m. Free | Registration required.

Friday Night Drawing, with William McMahan: Dec. 10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. | Members $50, Non-Members $75.

Make & Take Tuesday: Ages 12 to adult: Dec. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Members $50, Non-Members $60 | Registration required.

Artful Explorations: Activities for all ages: Dec. 12 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free | Registration required.

Artist Demonstrations, With Allison Watson: Dec. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. Free | Registration required.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

829 Riverside Avenue
   Jacksonville, Florida 32204
   (904) 356-6857
Hours of Operation & Admission