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His Eye is on the Sparrow

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February 4 — March 19, 2017
In the Ellyn Bye Studio

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

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 in Jumpin'" and “Am I Blue?”

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

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

Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.,
Thursdays at noon*

*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar for more information.

This show's run time will be posted below the synopsis at left near the date of the first performance.

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His Eye is on the Sparrow
Feb 4 – Mar 19

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