Urban Stages presents the world premiere of a dramatic story with music that looks at the life of the legendary chanteuse Mabel Mercer. More…
Mabel Mercer is frightened that she is too old, that this is her last show, and that her long-time friend/manager is abandoning her. On stage for probably the last time, this legendary performer, who influenced the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Billie Holiday, confronts the events that have led her to this moment. From a white British mother who refused to acknowledge her black daughter to vocal mishaps that ultimately led to her signature story-song style, Mabel reveals all as she prepares to take her final bow.
See it if You are interested in the life of Mabel Merced and want to see a very entertaining performer.
Don't see it if You are not interested in Mabel Mercer and have better things to do.
See it if you know more about the jazz legend Mabel Mercer. Well written, solo performance interspersed with representative songs.
Don't see it if you've come only for the music, or you don't like solo performances
See it if enjoy one woman shows with good acting , music and historical context
Don't see it if do not like one woman shows, or plays that are based on real life experiences with a positive spin.
See it if you like one-person biographical shows; are interested in the history of cabaret; are a fan of Mabel Mercer; or want to know more about her
Don't see it if you don't like the things listed above, or need a bigger, broader show
See it if You enjoy great theatre performances by one of he most under-rated performers of our time. Absolutely love it.
Don't see it if You aren't a fan of one-woman shows.
See it if you want to see a great performance. If you are interested in music and/or Black history or mother-daughter relationships.
Don't see it if you are totally against one person shows no matter how good they are.