Chasin’ Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records
By Kevin Ramsey
Directed by Kevin Ramsey
This revival of a Rep premiere (previously titled Grafton City Blues) explores the inspiring story of Grafton, Wisconsin’s, Paramount Records. A recording label that, at the height of the jazz and blues age, became for a brief, bright few years, the leading label for recording artists of color in the Midwest—and broke down small-town racial barriers along the way. Artists such as Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter and Ma Rainey all recorded there. This exuberant musical celebration of some of the greatest jazz and blues music features four sensational quadruple threat performers guiding the journey through story and song.
Produced by Milwaukee Repertory Theater at Stackner Cabaret Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex, 108 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Performances: January 17 - March 22, 2020
Tuesdays – Thursdays 7:30pm, Fridays 8pm, Saturdays 4pm/8pm, Sundays 2pm/7pm**Please check website for up to date info as date/time are subject to change.
Ticket Prices: Stackner - Tickets start at $45 and subject to change.
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