Satchmo at the Waldorf

When:
April 17, 2024 – April 28, 2024 all-day
2024-04-17T00:00:00-05:00
2024-04-29T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Rd
Addison, TX 75001
USA

WaterTower Theatre presents Satchmo at the Waldorf!

SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF is a one-man, three-character play in which the same actor 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. just four months before his death. Reminiscing into a tape recorder about his life and work, Armstrong seeks to come to terms with his longstanding relationship with Glaser, whom he once loved like a father but now believes to have betrayed him, and Davis’ criticisms of him as a fellow Black artist.

The show runs from April 17th through April 28th with performances at the Addison Theatre Centre. View showtimes and purchase tickets here.