Billie: Backstage with Lady Day: Solo Show Tells Story of Jazz Legend
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The Lion King, long-time ruler of the Broadway and L.A. box offices, roars back into Hollywood as a limited-engagement treat for the holidays. Tony-winning director Julie Taymor made theatrical history when she transformed the beloved Disney movie into one of the most thrilling spectacles ever to grace the stage, with brilliant puppetry and majestic choreography and costumes. And as impressive as the visuals are, the score is equally thrilling, featuring Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?" and "Circle of Life." Indeed, the musical's first appearance on Broadway was more than an impressive debut: Newsweek called it "a landmark event in entertainment." The Pantages became home to the Pridelands for a long and successful run beginning in 2000, and now a new generation has the chance to get swept up in its magic. See it now before it ends on January 12. Learn More
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This one woman show of the life of Billie Holliday was pulled off only for the fact that the performer was the writer of the piece. I enjoyed the content and even liked the singing as she would weave the songs into the story line. Although I learned more about BH in this piece and it brings more relevence to her songs , I felt the acting was dis-jointed. She seem to stumble a bit on the script and it seemed more like a reading then a self revelation. I thought her going back to the "juice" was too often and distracting even though this action connotated her need to drink and relax.
Over all I am glad to see the performance and thank the actress for putting together such a wonderful piece. Since this was a repriesal and the end of this run did I feel it ws a bit contrived and could have been fresher.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Musically haunting, sad, happy, unpredictable journey..." —Campus Circle
- "Honest, gritty, funny and informative..." —Tolucan Times
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This journey of jazz/blues singer, Billie Holiday takes you on a winding road of love, joy, blues, racism and astounding hit songs that tell the story of a life hard fought.