American Stage Presents "Satchmo at the Waldorf"
A unique look at Louis Armstrong, the greatest of all jazz trumpeters
A three-character play in which American Stage audience favorite L. Peter Callender portrays Louis Armstrong, the greatest of all jazz trumpeters; Joe Glaser, his white manager; and Miles Davis, who admired Armstrong’s playing but disliked his onstage manner. It takes place in 1971 in a dressing room backstage at the Empire Room of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where Armstrong performed in public for the last time four months before his death. Reminiscing into a tape recorder about his life and work, Armstrong seeks to come to terms with his long standing relationship with Glaser, whom he once loved like a father but now believes to have betrayed him.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Mar 3, 2021 at 07:00 pm (Wed)
- Mar 4, 2021 at 07:00 pm (Thu)
- Mar 5, 2021 at 08:00 pm (Fri)
- Mar 6, 2021 at 02:00 pm (Sat)
- Mar 6, 2021 at 08:00 pm (Sat)
- Mar 7, 2021 at 02:00 pm (Sun)
St. Petersburg, FL 33710