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His Eye is on the Sparrow

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February 4 – March 26, 2017

In the Ellyn Bye Studio

After a rough and spirit-breaking childhood, Ethel Waters became a Vaudeville success, a recording sensation and crossed racial barriers to emerge as a Broadway and Hollywood star. But a reputation for being difficult and her own distrust of those who might employ her or love her — partly a response to the horrors of Jim Crow America — caused her to lose everything and become a recluse, until she found new strength as a gospel performer. Through it all, there were the songs – the ones that gave her solace and the ones that made her a legend. This is her remarkable story, filled with the greatest hits of a lifetime, including “Stormy Weather,” "This Joint is Jumpin'" and “Am I Blue?”

Run Time:
Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one intermission.

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Note:
Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains some mature content and language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production.

His Eye is on the Sparrow

  • A musical biography of Ethel Waters
  • Previews are Feb. 4-9 | Opening night Feb. 10
  • By Larry Parr
  • Directed by Timothy Douglas
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