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JAZZ ICON CELEBRATED AT WACO THEATER WITH BIRD LIVES!
|Theater in NoHo Arts Dist.|
Date(s): 09/07/2018 to 09/16/2018
Day(s): Friday Saturday Sunday
Address: 5144 Lankershim Blvd 91601
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The legendary life of Charlie "Yardbird" Parker will be shared in a moving performance by actor Darryl Alan Parker (Rizzoli & Isles) and directed by Tommy Hicks. Production will run 12 shows, September 7th-September 23rd. Opening night September 7that 8:00pm PST will include a special post show Jazz Ensemble performance!
Bird Lives! tells the incredible story of how Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, a man who, in spite of the difficulties and tragedies of his own life, was able to create a music so rare, beautiful, and revolutionary that it gave hope and possibilities to the people of the world.
Parker is best remembered as a leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and improvisation, combining jazz with other musical genres, including Latin, blues and classical. Parker is to Jazz what Elvis is to Rock and Roll; a forefather of a new style of music that caught on and took the world by storm.
Starring Darryl Alan Reed, Directed by Tommy Hicks and Written by Willard Manus the creative team includes: Ernest Gardiner, Jr, Scenic Designer; LuzTapia Gaitan, Light Designer; Marcus Norris, Sound Designer and Shawn Warren, Muralist.
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