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'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill'

Presented by Theatreworks at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs CO

Jul 15 2021
Aug 01 2021
‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’ presented by Theatreworks at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs CO

Colorado Springs actor and singer Cheerish Martin brings Billie Holliday to glorious life for three weekends only.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill shares one night at the end of Billie Holiday’s career. Exploring her turbulent life, this country’s racial strife, and the power of a singular artistic voice, this play combines Holiday’s life story with songs like “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “God Bless the Child,” and “Strange Fruit.” Colorado Springs actor and singer Cheerish Martin will bring Billie Holliday to glorious life for three weekends only.

Directed by Lynne Hastings, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” features Cheerish Martin as Billie Holliday and Earl Schaffer Jr. as Jimmy/Pianist.

About Theatreworks:
Theatreworks is a professional, regional theater company dedicated to creating challenging and innovative productions of classic and contemporary theater for the enjoyment, education and stimulation of UCCS students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak region community members. Theatreworks was founded in 1975 as an outreach program of UCCS.

In recognition of the difficulties of the past year and the joy of returning to live performance, Theatreworks is able to share this production at the special ticket price of $21 per ticket.


Tickets are $21

Military and educator discounts are available.*UCCS students receive free admission to all Theatreworks productions. Contact the Box Office with your student ID number handy to receive your complimentary ticket.

Contact: (719) 255-8181


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  • Cheerish Martin as Billie Holliday


  • Theatreworks' production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL starring Cheerish Martin as the indomitable Billie Holiday will grace the stage of the Shockley-Zalabak Theater for three weekends only.


Ent Center for the Arts

5225 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80918


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