A buoyant celebration of the life of blues singer Alberta Hunter, COOKIN’ AT THE COOKERY tells her fascinating story and features such memorable songs as “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” and “My Handy Man Ain't Handy Anymore,” among many others. Pianist George Caldwell (AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', SOPHISTICATED LADIES) leads an onstage musical quartet in the first WNY production of this show since its sold-out 2002 run at the Old Studio Arena Theatre.
The running time of the production is approximately 2 hours, including intermission.
Performance times are:
Wed/Thu at 7pm
Fri at 7:30pm
Sat at 3:30 & 7:30pm
Sun at 2pm
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Don't worry if you don't know (Alberta Hunter’s) music. Now is your chance. The energy is palpable…MusicalFare breaks out the blues with buoyant COOKIN’ AT THE COOKERY!
First-rate among the “tribute” shows: tuneful, informative, fascinating, and simple. Zoe Scruggs (as Alberta Hunter) is cookin’…She can sing those songs like nobody’s business.
The music, acting, singing, direction, costumes, it’s one tasty stew of talent!
MusicalFare at its best!