On stage: Theatre NOVA presents Michigan premiere of “The Devil’s Music”


Theatre NOVA presents the Michigan premiere of this hit Off-Broadway musical celebration of the legendary Bessie Smith, whose life was as large and outrageous as her talent. “The Devil’s Music” re-imagines Bessie’s final electrifying evening after she and her band are turned away by a whites-only theatre.

This is a musical celebration not to be missed, packed with a trove of Bessie’s all-time hits, with songs like “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” “St. Louis Blues,” and “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do.”

READ JENN MCKEE’S TAKE AT:https://weloveannarbor.com/2018/04/03/jenns-take-theatre-novas-devils-music-makes-for-darn-good-company/

The Devil’s Music features K Edmonds as Bessie and Brian Buckner as her piano player, Pickle and is directed by Lynch Travis.

The production team includes Forrest Hejkal (scenic design), Daniel C. Walker (lighting design), Brian Buckner (music direction), Haley Cook (costume design), and Michelle Resnick (stage manager).

The Devil’s Music runs through April 22. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

For tickets, log onto www.artful.ly/theatre-nova/store/events

Theatre Nova is located at 410 W Huron St. in Ann Arbor.


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