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152 Star Starred
1201 North Royal Street Alexandria, VA 22314
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A La Lucia and Royal Bistro both have good food....
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Unbeatable dinner at Royal Restaurant on St. Asaph across from Harris Teeter. Their food is delicious every time, reasonably priced and they have free parking. We were able to drive straight to the theatre in less than 5 minutes.
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75 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 03 2013

Well presented. Wished I knew more about the female four. At times I did not follow the individual stories.

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17 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 08 2013

Fantastic female voices and great band. Male star was wonderful, enthusiastic, and terrific voice. Wish there had been more of just singing some of songs mentioned during the play. Found it work to listen to all the story-telling lyrics of the...continued

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13 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 17 2013

Show's title is misleading. More appropriate title would be Ladies Remember Charlie Parker. The show really has very little to do with the "ladies" and Charlie Parker's ghost sings as much as they do.

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Sandy Bainum  (Lee) will be making her MetroStage debut in Ladies Swing the Blues. She has appeared on Broadway in 42nd Street and locally in Parade (Ford’s Theatre), _Sunset Boulevard _and _Showboat _at Signature Theatre, and Music Man with the Washington Savoyards (Helen Hayes nomination). She recently released her holiday CD, This Christmas.

Anthony Manough (Bird) has performed at MetroStage in _Cool Papa’s Party _(Helen Hayes nomination)and Bricktop. Currently living in L.A., he has appeared on Broadway in The Lion King and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Yvette Spears (Sassy) was last seen at MetroStage in _All Night Strut. _She then moved to New York and toured nationally and internationally as a jazz vocalist. She is delighted to be back in DC and back at MetroStage.

Roz White  (Lady) has appeared at MetroStage in Three Sistahs, Bricktop, Two Queens, One Castle, Cool Papa’s Party, and Pearl Bailey…by request, all written and directed by Thomas W. Jones II. She won a Helen Hayes Award for her role in Mr. Jones’ Bessie’s Blues (Studio Theatre).

Lori Williams (Ella) has appeared at MetroStage in All Night Strut, Cool Papa’s Party, Isn’t It Romantic, and the cabaret singer in Glimpses of the Moon. She recently released her second CD, Eclipse of the Soul.

About the Ticket Supplier: MetroStage

MetroStage is the oldest professional theatre in Northern Virginia. Located in the north end of Old Town Alexandria, it is an award-winning theatre recognized for its musicals and plays. MetroStage presents original, challenging, and innovative work: work that is unpredictable and nontraditional, work that tells a compelling story and showcases remarkable talent. The 130 seat theatre presents opportunities for both the actors and the audience to experience theatre in an intimate, communal setting. MetroStage also works with playwrights and composers and is recognized for its role in the development of new plays and musicals for the stage.