Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Apr 27 - May 27


The Wallis production of

BLUES IN THE NIGHT

Conceived & Directed by Sheldon Epps
Starring Yvette Cason, Bryce Charles, Chester Gregory, Paulette Ivory


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The soul of the blues wails out full and strong in Blues in the Night, the scorching, Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical! The 26 hot and torchy numbers - by icons Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen and more -  tell of the sweet, sexy and sorrowful experiences that three women have with the lying, cheating, snake of a man, who represents the men who do them wrong. The Wallis is honored to have Los Angeles theater luminary Sheldon Epps return to his breakout hit. Staged in our intimate Lovelace Studio Theater, Blues in the Night will you leave you energized, inspired and ready to wail.

“In the deeply felt Blues in the Night, stellar songs speak for themselves.”  - Los Angeles Times

"Blues in the Night Is Back in All Its Glory at the Wallis" - LA Weekly

“WOW! Proves to be this year’s feel-best musical revue!” – Stage Scene L.A.

“One of the most luxurious musical experiences on a stage in Los Angeles – two hours of musical heaven!” – Broadway World

“Some amazing tunes with a smokin’ hot band.” – Stage and Cinema

“If you’re looking for a scintillating way to spend a night at the theatre and be dazzled, look no further than the sublime revival of Blues in the Night!” – Cultural Weekly

“This show is a winner!” – On Stage

“Entertaining and energetic!” – Culver City News

“A gem of a musical revue… For sheer entertainment, you can’t do better than this soulful, sometimes swinging celebration of the blues." - Politics, Money, Culture

“An evocative, entertaining show" - Stage Raw

“A hot ticket" - 99.1 KBU

"a grateful nod to one other four-person ensemble - the quartet who sing "Blues in the Night" at the Wallis, as well as the great band that backs them up" - LA Observed

"these four artists are simply Meistersingers of the genre… smoking hot band" - People’s World

Venue: LOVELACE STUDIO THEATER

Credits And Artist Information

Read an interview with Sheldon Epps here.
Read the program pages here.

Photo Credit: Lawrence K. Ho.