Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, is thrilled to announce an extension of its smash hit “The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith” by Angelo Parra. The show was slated to run through April 22 but has been extended through April 29 due to full houses, glowing audience response, and critical acclaim.
“The Devil’s Music” will now be extended through April 29, 2018 at Theatre NOVA (410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor) a downtown performance space. Remaining performances are April 19, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8pm and April 22 and 29 at 2pm. Theatre NOVA features free parking for patrons, as well as quick access to the city’s restaurants, bars, bakeries, and coffee shops.
Audiences have said of the production: “One of your best productions! Wow! Can she ever sing and move. I could almost convince myself I was seeing the real Bessie. Excellent piano, too. A day later and I’m still tapping the beat. ” “My mom and I found this performance to be a worthy way to spend our Sunday afternoon.” “The show was fantastic. As musicians, my wife and I greatly appreciated the quality and talent of the vocal and instrumental performance displayed by both actors.“ “Great show. I brought my mom with me – 90 years old – There were times when we were both transported to a different time.” “It was incredible! The performances were so musical, the actors were simply amazing, their work definitely shone through in this piece. Love love love! “