Jelly's Last Jam

Tickets for this production are unavailable. However, there is a waiting list available for each performance and we are usually able to accommodate the majority of audience members who want to see the show. Patrons may sign up for the waiting list at the University Theater 1 hour prior to the performance. Unclaimed reservations will be released five minutes prior to the performance and distributed to those on the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis.

Book by George C. Wolfe
Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Music by Jelly Roll Morton and Luther Henderson
Directed by Patricia McGregor

Friday, February 13                 8PM
Saturday, February 14             2PM & 8PM
Monday, February 16               8PM
Tuesday, February 17              8PM
Wednesday, February 18         8PM

University Theatre
222 York Street
New Haven, CT

$10 Students
$15 Senior
$20 Regular

Magic, death, music, and transformation will take center stage in my cabaret style production of Jelly’s Last Jam. On his last night on earth, Creole jazz man and self-proclaimed “inventor of jazz” Jelly Roll Morton is visited by an otherworldly stranger. Helped by the denizens of the “Jungle Inn,” The Chimney Man forces Jelly to replay, in a searingly honest key, the highest and lowest notes of his life. Jelly’s Last Jam is an exploration of our cultural and artistic roots, an examination of the color of the soul, and an exorcism of the lies and deeds that haunt us. When we’ve “given up the ghost,” what do we leave behind? 

Patricia McGregor Signature
Patricia McGregor