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Charlotte Talks

Blue Door and Ella

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Part One: Blue Door at Actor's Theatre Actor's Theatre is presenting Blue Door this month. It's a play that explores the African American experience through the eyes of a math Professor navigating the path between his own identity as a black man and assimilating in the scholarly world of his white peers. We'll meet the lead actor and the director of the play. Guests Chip Decker - Director, Blue Door and Artistic Director, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte Brian Daye - Freelance Actor, plays "Lewis" in Blue Door Blue Door is at Actor's Theatre February 16 - March 5 Part Two: Ella the Musical Ella Fitzgerald is remembered by most as one of the greatest jazz vocalists of the 20th century, so it's no surprise that her music and her life have been turned into a musical. Ella is set on one single day in 1966 and features more than a dozen of Fitzgerald's greatest hits. We'll meet the actress who created the role of Ella and the conceiver of this show and talk about the lasting popularity, the myth and the music of Ella Fitzgerald. Guests Tina Fabrique - Actress, plays "Ella" Rob Ruggiero - Conceiver and Director of Ella Ella is at the Knight Theater February 11-13 Add and read comments