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Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole

Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole

By Colman Domingo & Patricia McGregor

Directed by Patricia McGregor

Musical Supervisor: John McDaniel

October 11-December 3, 2017

Steinbright Stage

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When his groundbreaking NBC variety show failed to attract a national sponsor, Nat “King” Cole famously declared that “Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark.” In this theatrical exploration into the soul of an American icon, Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor imagine Nat as he faces his final Christmastime broadcast, and weighs the advice of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. to “go out with a bang.” This world premiere, replete with hits and holiday standards like “Nature Boy,” “It’s A Good Day,” “Unforgettable,” and “Joy To The World,” also features appearances by Eartha Kitt and Peggy Lee.

Dinner and a Show

Enjoy a prix fixe dinner-and-a-show package at our award-winning restaurant, The Farmhouse Bistro. Theatre ticket and dinner packages start at $83. That's a savings of up to 15% off the single ticket price! You can also add on a prix fixe dinner to any existing ticket order for $40.

Scoop on Wednesday: History, Context, and Gossip

Join us for an informal and intimate discussion before Wednesday 7:30pm performances. Resident Dramaturg Gina Pisasale will host an artist from the production and get the inside scoop about such things as the rehearsal and production process, design choices, and the world of the play. The program begins at 6pm in lobby of the Congdon Center on October 25th, November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. Cost of $5 includes light fare. Call the Box Office at 610.644.3500 to purchase.

Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Production Sponsors:


Nat: Dulé Hill*
Sammy: Daniel J. Watts*
Candy: Jo Twiss*
Producer: Marc D. Donovan*
Stage Manager: Owen Pelesh*
Eartha/Natalie: Gisela Adisa*
Betty/Peggy: Rachael Duddy*
Perlina: Zonya Love*
Billy/Young Nat: Dayshawn Jacobs
Director: Patricia McGregor
Assistant Director: Dennis Darling
Music Supervisor: John McDaniel
Music Director: Ryan Slatko
Stage Manager: Jason Pizzi*
Line Producer: Zak Berkman
Fight Director: Samantha Reading
Tap Choreographer: Jared Grimes


* Member, Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.