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MetroStage
1201 North Royal Street Alexandria, VA 22314
703-548-9044
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 85 members
Eddie Eitches
Review from Eddie Eitches
Red Velvet 244 events 110 reviews

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

reviewed Mar 03 2013 report as inappropriate
Tony Cocove
Review from Tony Cocove
Red Velvet 46 events 20 reviews

Great show! Sarah, Ella, Billie, Peggy, and Birdman would be proud! The "band" is excellent and the music is wonderful. The story is sometimes over the top. But, the seats were VERY uncomfortable. I sat through it on a hard wood chair. Please,...continued

reviewed Mar 03 2013 report as inappropriate
David Safran
Review from David Safran
Red Velvet 25 events 13 reviews

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.

reviewed Mar 17 2013 report as inappropriate
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Cast:

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.

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