‘Big Maybelle’ at Bay

Maybelle Smith is a blues singer taking on the challenges of 1950s America

“Big Maybelle: Soul of the Blues” will have its world premiere at Bay Street Theatre on Tuesday. Lillias White, a Tony, People’s Choice, and Outer Critics Award winner, will star as Maybelle Smith, a blues singer taking on the challenges of 1950s America. Written and directed by Paul Levine, recognized by Daily Variety for best director and best production of the year, the show will run through Sept. 2. Showtimes are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7. There are Wednesday matinees on Aug. 15, 22, and 29 at 2 p.m., and matinees on Saturdays Aug. 18 and 25 at 4 p.m.
    Tuesday is the “pay what you can” preview performance, with a limited number of tickets available after 2 p.m., only at the box office. Hospitality Workers Nights are Wednesdays and Thursdays for any worker in the restaurant, hotel, and retail business. Tickets are $20 with proof of employment based on availability at the box office only.
    Tickets can be purchased online at baystreet.org or at the box office.