Ladyday 012513

Lady Day Reviews

Stage 773 (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

44 ratings
4.8 average rating
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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 03 2013

Everything about it was terrific!

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51 reviews
19 stars
attended Feb 02 2013

Outstanding! Highly recommend!

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31 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 17 2013

The music is great, and Alexis Rogers mimics Holiday's delivery wonderfully, but what makes this an even more worthwhile performance is the delivery of the biographical material. It comes across as the rambling of someone trying to keep it...continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
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11 reviews
20 stars
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27 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 22 2013

A must!! As soon as Alexis Rogers opened her mouth it was as though "putting someone in a "TRANCE." Her singing, the setting, the trio and her biographical journey was amazing. If you miss "Lady Day at Emerson's, SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!

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22 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 02 2013

singing was mediore. verbage somewhat long and rambling in between songs. accompanying band was fine

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20 reviews
13 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

mesmerizing performance, so believable you'd think this young woman, Alexis Rogers had actually known Billie.

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18 reviews
23 stars
attended Feb 23 2013

Lady Day at Emerson's is a great introduction to a classic story of triumph and tragedy in the life of a unique individual - Billie Holliday. The performances and set design are terrific. Alexis J. Rogers gives a stunning performance as Billie...continued

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10 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 03 2013

great show with excellent perform-
ance by singer alexis j.rogers as
"lady day at emerson's bar&grill".
she nailed it;she left it all on
the stage.any questions.a wonderful
actress.to me she was eleanor fagan.
i'm going back for...continued

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10 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 17 2013

The play tells the Billy Holiday story beautifully by weaving her life narrative inbetween singing the songs. Alexis J. Rogers captures Ms Holiday. Her singing is fabulous.She is amazing as she becomes drunk/drugged up and delivers the songs much...continued

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6 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 04 2013

Alexis delivers an intense believable performance.PHEW!!! Well worth coming from the southside on a cold Monday night. The musician were so good; really created the feeling of being in Emersons'.

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Chris
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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 10 2013

We were able to grab the last tickets for the Matinee on 2/10. Alexis Rogers is riveting as Billie Holiday. For one and half hours she sings her songs and tells her story. Felt like I was seeing the real Billie Holiday. Don't miss.

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5 reviews
28 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

Great performance. Through the singing, I learned some of the history of Billie Holiday.

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 17 2013

Great show, but it is depressing,so may not be for everyone.

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4 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 23 2013

All four participants were great and very authentic. I was back in 1957 and I did not mind it.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

I saw the production "Lady Day" at the Porchlight Theater. Alexis Rogers was breathtaking in the role. When I closed my eyes as she sung, I thought I was back in the days with Billie Holiday. Her monologues, also made me reflect on what...continued

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TK
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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

The small venue of around 150 people was perfect for transporting me to a "cool jazz club" in Chicago of the 1960's. Of course Lady Day wasn't there then but the other elements were, dim lights and a great jazz trio.
Saturday night was better...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 23 2013

Enjoyed it very much, although I wished I had read up on Billie Holiday before I got there. I was familiar with several songs, but no clue about others. The actress was amazing!

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 04 2013

fabulous, great show. i thought i was looking at billie holiday

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3 reviews
18 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

intensely entertaining performance. Great!

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