Oo-Bla-Dee

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By Golden Globe Winner Regina Taylor
Original Lyrics by Regina Taylor
Original Music by Obie Award Winner Diedre L. Murray
Directed by Tony Award Winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Oo-Bla-Dee follows Evelyn Waters and the Diviners, an all-black, all-female jazz band, as they travel from St. Louis to Chicago in order to set up a record deal following the end of World War II. On this trip toward freedom the latest member of the group, sax player Gin Del Sol, must wrestle with the complex timing of the music as well as the complicated times in which she lives. Oo-Bla-Dee is written by Golden Globe Award winner Regina Taylor (Crowns, I’ll Fly Away), featuring original songs by Taylor and Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man, Eli’s Comin’),directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney, Lackawanna Blues).

Approximate Running Time: 1 hour and 55 minutes, plus a 15 minute intermission.

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Meet the Artists
Marva Hicks
Marva Hicks
Evelyn
Luna C
Amber Iman
Luna C
Stanley Wayne Mathis
Stanley Wayne Mathis
Shorty
Monica J Palmer
Monica J Palmer
Ruby
Cedric Sanders
Arthur/Soldier
Stacey Sargeant
Stacey Sargeant
Lulu
Allison Semmes
Allison Semmes
Gin Del Sol
Chesney Snow
Vocal Foley
George Caldwell
Music Director, Piano
Corinthia Cromwell
Saxophone
Eli Fountain
Percussion
Mimi Jones
Bass
Meet the Creatives
Regina Taylor
Diedre L. Murray
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Kenneth L. Roberson
Carol Maillard
Michael Carnahan
Karen Perry
Jane Cox
Jane Shaw
Alex Basco Koch
Kevin Massey
J. Jared Janas
Binder Casting/Chad Eric Murnane, CSA
Larry Copeland
Mark Dobrow
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