The Eve of Jackie: A Musical Tribute to Jackie Wilson

October 6, 2014 – One Night Only

8:00 PM

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will kick off its 15-year anniversary with a one-night performance of The Eve of Jackie, a musical tribute to Jackie Wilson. Award-winning Broadway performer, Chester Gregory, stars in this raw and jaw-dropping tour de force of Jackie Wilson during his last complete performance in September 1975, one night before he collapses on stage. Known to sellout wherever it is presented, this show is a flashback to that concert in which the great artist felt compelled to share details of his troubled life. Chester masterfully performs many of the singer’s signature hits and expertly executes his awe-inspiring trademark moves.

Critics say: “There is essentially one reason . . . to see (the show) and that is the star, Chester Gregory” (NY Times); “This show was high energy from start to finish” (Trend Magazine Online); and “If this was on Broadway, this would seal Gregory the Tony Award” (The Pegasus News)

Some of your favorite troupe members will present an exciting pre-show and perform songs with Chester in The Eve of Jackie.

Don’t miss this electrifying show – you’ll be dazzled!!!!

Tickets $35-$100 and are available ONLY at the Van Wezel

Van Wezel Box Office: 941-953-3368
or http://www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/event.cfm?eveID=1476#.U85uBPldVOF

To become a sponsor or for information, call our office: 941-366-1505

Chester Gregory's talents abound
http://youtu.be/vFhgUv-auK8

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