Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill
A play with music written by Lanie Robertson
EPAC at home
Michael Truitt as Jimmy Powers, Piano
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. & Concord Theatricals
Contains adult language and subject matter.
Songs include: “God Bless The Child”, “Strange Fruit”, “What A Little Moonlight Can Do” and many more.
Yolanda London Dwyer is thrilled to be returning to the EPAC stage where she was last seen as Medda Larkin in Disney’s Newsies. Other EPAC Credits include Sarah in Ragtime: The Musical, and Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical. Regional credits include Around the World in 80 Days (Arizona Theatre Company); The 1940’s Radio Hour and A Christmas Carol (Fulton Theatre); Lost and Foundling (Geva Theatre/Childsplay); This and Hunter Gatherers (Actors Theatre of Phoenix); Rent, Avenue Q and Hairspray (Phoenix Theatre); Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Phoenix Theatre, Red Mountain Theater Co.); and Aida (Phoenix Metropolitan Opera).
Michael Truitt (Jimmy Powers, piano)- Michael was most recently seen on stage at EPAC as Booker T. Washington in Ragtime. He has performed with many of the theater companies in the area, as both an actor and as a musical director. His most recent musical directing gig was for PRiMA theatre’s Motown. He is the Musical Director for Reji Woods Productions. NYC appearances include performances at 54 Below and Birdland Jazz club. Some favorite acting credits include The Voice of the Plant in Little Shop of Horrors (EPAC) and Hoke Colburn in Driving Miss Daisy. A retired music educator, Michael is currently working with private voice students.