About This Event
This toe-tapping musical revue features songs by Eubie Blake, the legendary composer, ragtime pianist, and “father of Black Broadway.” The show stormed Broadway in the 1970s – conceived and originally directed by Julianne Boyd – and was nominated for three Tony Awards. Blake’s infectious style is evoked in over 20 memorable songs, including the classic “I’m Just Wild About Harry,” \"Memories of You\" and \"Daddy.” With its sizzling score and energetic dance numbers, “Eubie!” is a crowd-pleasing salute to a Broadway pioneer. It was also the very first show staged by WBTT in its first full season in 2002-2003.\
Jim Weaver – who has directed previous WBTT productions including \"In the Heights,\" \"Caroline, or Change,\" \"Raisin,\" \"Fences\" and \"Purlie,\" and who began his tenure as WBTT\'s new education director/artistic associate in August – will direct. The production will feature several artists who are familiar to WBTT audiences, including Syreeta S. Banks, Jai Shanae, Brian L. Boyd and Brentney J as well as a number of performers new to WBTT\'s stage. Music director is Brennan Stylez.\
In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks will be required for all patrons. Additionally, WBTT has numerous other measures in place, including deep cleaning and other COVID-19 protocols to help ensure the safety of its patrons, performers and staff while complying with current Florida law. Visit WBTT\'s website and click on \"COVID-19 Safety\" for more. \
The show runs October 6 – November 21, 2021. Tickets are $45/adults (plus ticket fees), $20/students and active military. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit westcoastblacktheatre.org or call the Box Office at 941-366-1505.