Queensbury Theatre continues its 60th Anniversary Season with It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues

April 5, 2017

Queensbury Theatre, 12777 Queensbury Lane, Houston, TX 77024 is proud to present It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues, a sizzling musical revue that traces the history of blues music with more than three dozen songs.  The eight member cast and incredible onstage band create the atmosphere of a blues club during a musical journey from Africa to Mississippi to Memphis to Chicago.  Called “A non-stop spree of joyous entertainment,” It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues is “a potent blend of visual eloquence and historical sweep that engages the eye and touches the heart while its songs soothe the ear” - The New York Times

A 1999 Tony nominee for Best Musical, It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues is directed by Roshunda Jones, choreographed by Bethany White, and features eight of Houston’s most talented musical theatre performers.  With music director Jim Vukovich at the keys, the band and singers rip through a multitude of blues classics, including “The Thrill is Gone”, “Fever”, “Walking After Midnight” and “Strange Fruit”.

The original Broadway production of It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues featured Houston’s own Eloise Laws, who received a “Best Actress in a Musical” Drama Desk Award nomination for her performance.  The show also picked up a Tony Nomination for Best Book of a Musical, with Lita Gaithers being one of only three African American women to ever be nominated in this category.

It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues opens on March 31, 2017 and plays until April 22.  Performances are Thursday evenings at 7:30, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on April 9 and a 7:30 Sunday evening performance on April 16.  To purchase tickets, please visit www.queensburytheatre.org or call the box office at 713.467.4497.

It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues is suitable for all audiences. 

It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues has book lyrics and music by Charles Bevel, Lita Gaithers, Randal Myler, Ron Taylor, and Dan Wheetman, and is based on an original idea by Ron Taylor.  The play is being produced by arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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