It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues: A Theatrical Blues Retrospective
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The last date listed for It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues was Sunday June 24, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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Praised as "raucous, funny and unexpectedly touching" by The New York Times during its off-Broadway run, A Small Fire follows John and Emily Bridges, a long-married couple whose happy, middle-class lives are upended when Emily is overcome by a mysterious, debilitating disease. As this once self-assured and successful woman's senses are slowly stripped away -- smell, taste, sight -- she finds herself suddenly and completely dependent on the husband whose endless devotions she's always taken for granted. Learn More
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- “Looking for a sure cure to the blues? Latch on to a ticket for <em>It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues</em>. More than a musical feast… it is a potent blend of visual eloquence and historical sweep that engages the eye and touches the heart, while its songs soothe the ear, occasionally work mischief on the funny bone and always raise the spirits.” —<em>The New York Times </em>
From African chants and Delta spirituals to the urban electricity of a Chicago nightclub, from dusty backroads bluegrass to the twang of a country juke joint, It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues is a stirring retrospective of blues classics that summons the soul of American music. Over two dozen musical numbers are included, among them “I’m Your Hoochie-Coochie Man,” “Goodnight, Irene,” “Fever,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “The Thrill Is Gone” and “Let the Good Times Roll.” It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical, and has played to rave reviews all over the country. Through the music that is cherished as an original American art form, the standout group of musicians and singers on stage share a moving American story of troubles and triumph.
This show is recommended for ages 13 and above.