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Jelly's Last Jam   Tour  

 
Opening Date: October 25, 1994    
Closing Date: August 6, 1995

Category: Musical, Original, National Tour
Setting: The Jungle Inn - a lowdown club somewhere's 'tween Heaven 'n' Hell. The eve of Jelly Roll Morton's death.
Comments: Prior to the launch of this tour, this production was presented by the Tennessee Repertory Theatre at the Polk Theater at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, TN from September 8 through 24, 1994.



Production Staff
Produced by Columbia Artists Management and PACE Theatrical Group, Inc.; Produced in association with Nicholas Litrenta, Albert Nocciolino, Troika Entertainment and Tennessee Repertory Theatre (Mac Pirkle, Artistic Director; Brian J. Laczko, Managing Director)
Book by George C. Wolfe; Music by Jelly Roll Morton; Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead; Musical adaptation and additional music by Luther Henderson; Music orchestrated by Luther Henderson; Musical Director: Linda Twine
Directed by George C. Wolfe; Tap Choreography by Maurice Hines; Choreographed by Hope Clarke; Associate Director: Hope Clarke
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Jeffrey Frank; Mask and Puppet Design by Barbara Pollitt
General Manager: Niko Associates, Inc. (Manny Kladitis, Founder and President); Executive Producer: Aldo Scrofani and Gary McAvay; Company Manager: Theodore Stevens
Production Stage Manager: Michael E. Harrod
Musical Coordinator: Seymour Red Press
Casting: Julie Hughes and Barry Moss, CSA
Cast
Maurice Hines
Jelly Roll Morton
Nora Cole
Anita
Savion Glover
Young Jelly
Mel Johnson, Jr.
Chimney Man
Stanley Wayne Mathis
Jack the Bear
Carolyn Campbell
Ancestor
One of "The Crowd"
Tracy Nicole Chapman
A Honey
Rosa Curry
A Honey
Kena Tangi Dorsey
A Honey
Mark Enis
A Melrose Brother
Sean Grant
Ancestor
One of "The Crowd"
Pamela D. Henry
Too-Tight Nora
A Sister
One of "The Crowd"
Cleo King
Miss Mamie
Ted L. Levy
Buddy Bolden
Erich McMillan-McCall
Foot-in-Yo-Ass Sam
One of "The Crowd"
Michael Nostrand
A Melrose Brother
Freda Payne
Gran Mimi
Stacie Precia
A Sister
One of "The Crowd"
Lisa M. Rickenbacker
One of "The Crowd"
Tim Roberts
Three Finger Jake
Orgena Rose
Ancestor
One of "The Crowd"
Stepp Stewart
Ancestor
One of "The Crowd"
Jimmy Tate
One of "The Crowd"
Swings: Sundy Leigh Leake and Keith Thomas
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Aug 1, 1995 - Aug 6, 1995 San Diego Civic Theatre San Diego, CA
Jul 4, 1995 - Jul 30, 1995 Golden Gate Theatre San Francisco, CA
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May 19, 1995 - May 21, 1995 Morris Performing Arts Center South Bend, IN
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