Congratulations to the Gifft Hill School troupe! The all boy group from Gifft Hill stole the show by reenacting Act V Scene I of A Midsummers Night’s Dream. We would like to thank all the schools that participated and hope to see them again next year!
The Lana Vento Charitable Trust
VI Council on the Arts
& VI Humanities Council
by Lanie Robertson
Pistarckle Theater proudly presents celebrated singer Denise Hummer in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill once again. Ms. Hummer will portray legendary singer Billie Holiday in one of Billie’s last, night club performances. Featuring over 14 classic Billie Holiday songs, this show tells the story of her life and loves, her tragedies and successes, her disappointments and her joy as the singer shares snippets and tales of her life.
Set in Philadelphia, we are transported to Emerson’s Bar and Grill where Billie and her band take the audience on an unforgettable journey into the heart and soul of this incredible singer. Pistarckle Theater will forgo our usual theater seating and set up cabaret tables and chairs to recreate a small club atmosphere offering bar service during the show. It is the type of atmosphere that Billie Holiday preferred, even more than Carnegie Hall.
Lady “Billie Holiday” Day was one our greatest Jazz Singers and her music still touches us 50 years after her tragic death. Iconic songs like God Bless the Child and Strange Fruit were only a part of her repertoire; her catalogue of songs was enormous. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is a unique theatrical experience, part night club act, part theater… but always entertaining.
So come and hear one of our islands best Jazz singers, Denis Hummer, as Billie Holiday, perform an evening of Billie’s classic jazz standards that will thrill you to your toes.
Performances: May 4, 11, and 18 at 8pm
To purchase tickets, contact Pistarckle at 340-775-7877 or
visit us at Tillett Gardens.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE CLICK HERE.
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Pistarckle Theater is sponsored by the Virgin Islands Council of the Arts and Scotiabank.
WINE TASTING AND SALE EVENT
Pistarckle Theater and Young Professionals Network (YPN) are partnering together to support the Pistarckle Theater Starz Education program and the Family Resource Center by presenting “Wines Around the World” – a wine tasting and sale.
Wines from Chile, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, California and more will be available for tasting and purchase on Saturday, April 6 from 2-5 pm at Pistarckle Theater. In addition to the wine tasting and sale, there will be a blind wine tasting event where guests have the opportunity to win a bottle of wine by correctly identifying the varietal of a select group of wines. Also, with each purchase of a ticket to the event, the ticket bearer will receive a raffle ticket that entitles the bearer the opportunity to win one of a variety of prizes – such as boat trips, hotel stays, jet ski packages and more. Additional raffle tickets will be available to purchase during the event.
The wines (and beer) we will be featuring will be courtesy of Premier Wine and Spirits, Hunter Food and Spirits, Frank Leonard M Corp VI Wine Wholesale, Rogue Beer and more. Some of the varietals featured will include Chardonnay, Reisling, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscato, Shiraz, Sparkling Wines and so much more. Prices will range from $8 – $36 a bottle, in some cases prices of wines offered are below retail. Additionally, wines by the glass will be available for purchase during the event.
All proceeds from this event will go to support the summer camp programs of the Pistarckle Theater Starz Education Program and the Family Resource Center. Ticket prices are $20 per person or 2 for $35. Call now to buy tickets – bring your friends, family, and guests -make it a party!