Chasin’ Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records - Cancelled

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 12, 2020

Dear Rep Family, 

The final week of performances for Chasin' Dem Blues in the Stackner Cabaret has been cancelled due to the global?coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Patrons with tickets to cancelled performances of Chasin' Dem Blues have the following options:

We do not take this shift in our programming lightly and we appreciate the significant impact of these decisions for our community.

We are so grateful for your support and flexibility. Wishing you good health and we hope to see you in the theater soon.

Mark Clements, Artistic Director and Chad Bauman, Executive Director

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