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Atlanta Black Theatre Festival - "Eve of Jackie" (Closing Gala)

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Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center (FREE parking!)

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3181 Rainbow Drive

Decatur, GA 30034

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RUBY & RED GALA:

RED CARPET, CLOSING GALA PERFORMANCE, AWARDS SHOW and VIP RUBY & RED AFTERGLOW!

Ladies: Put on your red dress and high heels. Men: Put on your classic cuts with red accents. Then join us on the Red Carpet at 7pm; program begins at 7:30pm.

VIP and Passholders: Plan to stay for the Ruby & Red AfterGlow. Enjoy a DJ, Dancing plus Complimentary Red Sangria, Red & White Pasta Bar and Red Dessert Bar.



The Eve of Jackie has sold out shows to thousands in theaters nationwide from Chicago to New York to Washington, DC (DC Black Theatre Festival) and Winston-Salem, NC (National Black Theatre Festival).


PERFORMANCE: THE EVE OF JACKIE

Synopsis: The award winning Broadway actor Chester Gregory channels the dynamic spirit of Jackie Wilson "Mr. Excitement", one of the most influential artists in rock 'n roll history, live in concert, back on September 29, 1975. This eve he is compelled to reveal his personal journey in show business, bringing you hits such as: "Lonely Teardrops", "To Be Loved", and "Higher and Higher". No one knew this would be his final performance as he suffers a heart attack on stage and leaves the audience spellbound--the only remains are the memories of the heart and soul that was Mr. Jackie Wilson. Don't miss what audiences and critics call "the performance of a lifetime."

Starring: Chester Gregory

City of Origin: Los Angeles, CA

Suitability: Mature (under 14 yrs NOT permitted)

Genre: Musical/Drama with Music



ABOUT CHESTER GREGORY: Chester Gregory, also known as CHΞSS, is an American actor, singer and songwriter from Gary, Indiana. He first emerged on the scene in his portrayal of Jackie Wilson in The Jackie Wilson Story, which led to his Broadway debut as Seaweed in Hairspray. Gregory’s other credits include principal roles in Tarzan, Cry-Baby, Dreamgirls, Sister Act and performing for Michael Jackson. Afer garnering acclaim, Gregory producedand starred in a more intimate look into the life of Jackie WilsoninTe Eve of Jackie. Gregory has received numerous awards including the Joseph Jeferson Award, AUDELCO, BTAA, Black Excellence Award and NAACP Theatre Award.Aside from acting, Gregory worked on numerous albums and mixed tapes before creating a buzz with his June 7, 2008 release,In Search of High Love. He is currently on tour with Sister Act and in the studio preparing his latest project, TRIFECTA.



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The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival is committed to providing a world-class experience for you, our guests. If you're dissatisfied for any reason, please notify the attendant at Guest Relations and we'll work with you to make your experience better.

Late seating is NOT permitted. Visit AtlantaBTF.org for a full schedule and details.





PLAN YOUR VISIT/FAQs

What is your late seating policy? Doors open 15 minutes prior to each show. VIP GUESTS and PRIORITY EXPRESS ticket holders are admitted first, immediately followed by General Admission. Please arrive early. LATE SEATING IS NOT PERMITTED.

What about parking? Parking is plentiful and free. YES, FREE!

What are the box office hours? NEW! The Box Office is open for your convenience 4pm - 8pm daily (NEW HOURS!) during the festival. Tickets are available online 24/7 at abtf.eventbrite.com

Are tickets available online? Yes! In fact, you can save more by purchasing your tickets online. You can either 1.PRINT your tickets at home or 2.PRESENT the bar code on your phone at the door. CAUTION: Duplicates will be voided. Save money by purchasing your tickets online.

What methods of payments are accepted? We accept CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS only. Due to safety and security reasons, WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH AT THE BOX OFFICE.

Are discount tickets available? Yes! Group organizers of 10+, please email us for special rates: atlbtf@yahoo.com. Group rates for four (4) or more tickets are available on the ticket page and varies for each show.

Does the festival have a dress code? No, not really. Most people dress causal and comfortable. Some may step it up a bit in the evening. NOTE: Auditoriums are temperature controlled for the comfort of the majority — please dress according to your personal preference.

Do you have any dining suggestions? Dining is available on site at the BackStage Cafe where you can enjoy delicious, light southern fare. Some our café favorites include grilled wings, gourmet sandwiches, home-made potato salad, and fried fish! Vegetarian options are also available.

What about shopping? THE BEST! You can visit our popular International Vendor's Market for one-of-a-kind selections from our local artisans and vendors. In fact, we encourage you to get an early start on your Christmas shopping with our version of #BlackFriday special discounts and offers.

Is there a host hotel nearby? Yes! We have negotiated a discount rates with two host hotels. Visit AtlantaBTF.org/hotels for more information.

What if I leave something in the theatre, where is the lost and found? Personal items found in the theatre are kept in Guest Relations. Please check there first.

What is your policy on the use of electronics? NO STRICTLY, NO — using devices with screens (and particularly ones that also make sounds) disrupts the cast and other patrons (they are very visible from the stage). We suggest you power off everything before entering the theatre. We reserve the right to dismiss anyone caught using an electronic device.

Social Media Exception: We absolutely hope that you tweet/share/text everyone you know after the performance to let them know what a wonderful time!

Can you accommodate people with disabilities? Yes, we have wheelchair access for those who are in wheelchairs. Ask Guest Relations for assistance if needed.

What is your refund policy? All sales are NON-REFUNDABLE; however, tickets can be exchanged as credit for another show. Stop by the Box Office or Guest Relations for assistance. There is a $2 exchange fee.

What about smoking? Smoking is NOT allowed in OR outside of the building including bathrooms, theatre, cafe, patios or lobby at any time. That includes e-cigarettes.

We are committed to providing a world-class experience for you and your guests. If you're dissatisfied for any reason, please notify the attendant at Guest Relations and we'll work with you to make your experience better.

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Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center (FREE parking!)

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3181 Rainbow Drive

Decatur, GA 30034

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