Scent of Magnolia - A Tribute to the Life and Music of Billie Holiday

Trisha Sugarek

Published by Cyberpress

0 Male 1 Female

The story of a young woman who rose above poverty, rape, bigotry, prostitution and imprisonment to become one of the most memorable and celebrated artists of the Twentieth Century

This one woman show portrays the life of a black jazz singer in America during the '30s

The script does not dwell on the sensationalism of her addiction to alcohol and drugs but chooses, rather, to celebrate the whole woman and her music

As Billie tells us not only her story, but the nation's story, she injects her tale with her most famous music as well as some of her more obscure songs

In her own words, she talks about her struggle to succeed in spite of the segregation of that time and the difficulties she experienced singing with the great bands, most of which were white men

Without self-pity, she talks about the daily slings and arrows that are a part of bigotry

Billie takes complete responsibility for her life, her choices, and her actions

Her triumph was her music and her songs that will live on forever


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