and THE AARON COPLAND SCHOOL OF MUSIC, QUEENS COLLEGE
Written by MYLA CHURCHILL
Directed by CARLOS ARMESTO
Back in the fifties, when the United States had a diplomatic mission of utmost importance, it deployed its supersonic weapon, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. Known worldwide for his toothy grin, fun-loving personality and the brass brilliance of his jazz cornet, nobody spread the gospel of goodwill across the globe quite like Ambassador Satch. But when nine children from Little Rock, Arkansas are denied admission to school, Louis is forced to ask: is American equality really for all?
Best for ages 8 to adult.
Due to Hurricane Sandy, Making Books Sing has cancelled the first 3 performances of LOUIS ARMSTRONG: JAZZ AMBASSADOR. If you need to make any ticket exchanges, please contact April at firstname.lastname@example.org or (646) 250-1178.
The first performance will now be FREE to the public on Sunday, November 4th at 6:00 pm. Come escape from Sandy’s aftermath for an hour with your entire family! There will also be light refreshments and a 20-minute talkback session with our creative team following the performance.
Purchase tickets online at www.makingbookssing.org or call our box office (646) 250-1178. Apply the code SANDY at checkout to reserve your FREE tickets!
Nov. 4th -18th
Saturdays 3pm & 7pm
Sundays 3pm & 6pm
311 W. 43rd St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY
Tickets $20 Adults/$15 Children
Following evening performances, join us for a 20-minute talk back session featuring special guests. Here is our schedule:
- Sunday, Nov. 4th - "Conversations with the Actor" featuring our Louis Armstrong played by Jeremy Giraud Abram and dramaturg Emma Halpern.
- Saturday, Nov. 10th - "Our Hot Six talks about Louis’ Hot Five" featuring band members of The Queens College Hot Six.
- Sunday, Nov. 11th - "Breaking Into The Business," will feature insight into the music industry from the members of The Queens College Hot Six. Present your music school/program ID at the door and admission to the performance is $10!
- Saturday, Nov. 17th - "Louis Armstrong: From New Orleans to Queens" with archivist, Ricky Riccardi from THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM discussing Louis’ life leading to his home in Queens, NY.
A special Benefit Concert and Reception featuring the Queens College Hot Six following the Friday, Nov. 9th 7pm performance!
After all 3PM performances, join us for our instrumental "petting zoo" or a meet-and-greet with the cast!