Last night’s opening night of “An Evening of Nellie Lutcher” drew a larger crowd than expected. Reception to the 3-part evening warmed the hearts of these producers! The crowd plans to spread word that Leah Howard Robinson’s singing of the 11 Nellie songs to kick off the evening was a treat. What a good voice she has. Tony James accompanies Leah at the piano, and he is actually the other half of “Nellie”, as the real Nellie Lutcher played piano while singing.
The history talk given by Carolyn Woosley appeared to interest the audience. The play is getting better and better known. Leah has such a fine, winning, authentic stage presence that the playwright feels that, at times, Nellie Lutcher is being channelled onto our stage.
Eddie Lewis, our host at The Foundation House is loving being a part of things, and prepares food for purchase with each performance. For today’s 2:00pm Sunday Matinee, Eddie has sandwiches and po-boys in mind.
Tickets are $15/$10 students, and can be bought at the door. Address: The Foundation House, 720 Enterprise Blvd., two doors towards the I-10 from Broad St. Park on the side.