Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Jazz music will take center stage this week for the world premiere of the Alliance Theatre’s production of Nick’s Flamingo Grille. The show runs September 29 through October 28 and is directed by stage and television actress Tinashe-Kajese Bolden.
Two friends, ex-WWII GI’s turned jazz musicians, have had great success performing in Paris nightclubs for the past 10 years. Convinced that their mixed-race act will also be a hit in the U.S., they decide to return home. To 1950s Georgia. Inspired by the true story of the first integrated nightclub in Atlanta and featuring ten original jazz songs in the style of the era, Nick’s Flamingo Grill is a story of hope and brotherly love. It’s not easy to build a palace of peace and harmony. The trick is to keep trying.
The show stars Cordell Cole, Shakirah Demesier, Robin Bloodworth, Antwayn Hopper, Jimmy Kieffer, Diany Rodriguez, and Daniel Triandiflou. It also features original music from composer Phillip DePoy and musical direction by pianist Tyrone Jackson.
Watch a sneak peek below:
Nick’s Flamingo Grill 9/29-10/28 at the Alliance Theatre – Hertz Stage
Photo Credit: AllianceTheatre.org