Jelly's Last Jam January 27 - February 12

Book by George C. Wolfe | Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead | Music by Jelly Roll Morton and Luther Henderson

Description

For the first time in New Orleans, Le Petit produces the Tony award-winning musical that tells the true story of Ferdinand Joseph LeMothe, a.k.a. Jelly Roll Morton. Born a Creole American in the Faubourg Marigny, Jelly Roll Morton took the music he found in the cribs of Storyville out into the wide world. He became a star in Harlem, Chicago, and Los Angeles, going so far as to proclaim himself as the “creator of jazz.” Featuring explosive dance and an original score inspired by the best musical traditions of New Orleans, Jelly’s Last Jam is the musical triumph that won’t give you the blues.

Performances: Thursday - Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM; Sunday afternoons at 3 PM

Run time: Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes; includes one, 15-minute intermission

Recommended for ages 15 and older.

CAST

  • Ted Louis Levy - Jelly Roll Morton
  • Damien Moses - Chimney Man
  • Idella Johnson - Anita/Ensemble
  • Robert D'oqui - Jack the Bear/Ensemble
  • Traci Tolmaire - The Hunnies/Ensemble
  • Shangobunmi Mcalpine - The Hunnies/Ensemble
  • Jarrell Hamilton - The Hunnies/Ensemble
  • Mikhala Iversen - Gran Mimi
  • L.G. Williams II - Young Jelly/Ensemble
  • Tomeka L. Williams - Mamie/Ensemble
  • Kebron Woodfin - Buddy Bolden/Ensemble
  • Alysha Jean - Ensemble
  • Owen H. Dunne - Ensemble
  • Ebony Johnson - Ensemble
  • Lloyd Meekins - Ensemble
  • Tyler Price - Ensemble

Band:

  • Tom Hook - Band Leader and Piano
  • John Jones - Drum
  • Brandon Brunious - Banjo
  • Khari Allen Lee - Reeds
  • Edward Anderson - Trumpet
  • David Pulphus - Bass
  • Michael Watson - Trombone

CREATIVE TEAM

  • Jackie Alexander - Director
  • Traci Tolmaire - Choreographer, Asst. Director
  • Bill Walker - Scenic Design
  • Julie Winn - Costume Design
  • Andrew Griffin - Lighting Design
  • Theo Fogleman - Sound Design
  • Shelley Dall - Properties Master
  • Kyle Salzman - Technical Director
  • India Mcdougle - Production Stage Manager
  • Rodney Graham - Asst. Stage Manager
  • Shannon Kinsella - Hair and Makeup Coordinator