Moan Them Blues
by Robert King, Jr.

Feb. 22 (2018)

Experience an up close encounter with the Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith, as she wails through an intimate evening of her greatest hits in "Moan Them Blues". This new original musical by the author of "For the Love of Mahalia" and "The Voices of Donny Hathaway" takes you back to one of the dive bars that were the focus of the last few years of Bessie's career, when bookings were hard to come by and the sound of music was rapidly changing.

Written by Robert King, Jr. and Directed by Frank Benge. 


Seeking an actress of color with a bigger than life personality to portray blues icon Bessie Smith in our new original musical MOAN THEM BLUES,A night with Bessie Smith.

What to Prepare:
Please prepare a ballad and a uptempo song to sing accapella in the style of the show. Sides will be given at the audition.

Thursday February 22, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00pm
Saturday February 24th
12:00pm to 3:00pm (by invite)

Pleas email headshot and resume to :

George Washington Carver Museum
1165 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702

Show Dates: Thur 4/5 7:30 pm , Fri 4/6 7:30 pm, Sat 4/7 2:30 pm & 6:30 pm , Sun 4/8 2:30 pm & 6:30 pm at The Sahara Lounge.