JAN 21-FEB 20, 2022

Tickets

$32 adult | $20 college | $15 youth

The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s final performances.

Kristofer Geddie

Kristofer Geddie

Director

A North Carolina native, Kris came to Venice Theatre via New York to play “Coalhouse Walker” in Ragtime and never left. He holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Mars Hill College, and has performed with various theatres and cruise ships worldwide. As well as serving as General Manager and Director of Diversity, he is VT’s education liaison for area schools and organizations.

William Coleman

William Coleman

Music Director/Jimmy Powers

William is an award-winning Music Director who  has provided local music direction for Little Shop of Horrors, Mame, Jekyll and Hyde, Assassins, Nine, Baby, Annie Jr., Seussical Jr., My Way, The Andrews Brothers, and the World Premiere productions of Boynton Beach Club and Practically Perfect.

He earned a BS in Environmental Sciences from Purdue University, and did undergraduate work in piano performance from the University of Tennessee. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in piano performance from Middle Tennessee State University and did post graduate study in Pedagogy and Performance at the University of Oklahoma.

DaNiesha Carr

DaNiesha Carr

Billie Holiday

DaNiesha is thrilled to be back at VT, her home away from home! Some of her VT credits include Race (Susan), Once on This Island (Ti Moune), James and the Giant Peach (Spider), and Ragtime (Sarah). “Thank you, Venice, for always welcoming me with open arms!”