Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Date: August 29, 2015

Time: Cocktails at 5 pm  Dinner at 6pm

Place: Celtic Court inside the Mad Boar Restaurant

Price: $54.95 includes 3 course dinner, tax, gratuity & $25.00 cover charge to benefit Thalian Association Community Theatre


Tickets must be reserved in advance with Madi McDougal at 910-285-1006.



Thalian Association Community Theatre and the Mad Boar Restaurant will present Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill on Saturday August 29, 2015 in the beautiful Celtic Court Ballroom located inside the Mad Boar Restaurant.


The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:00 pm followed by a sumptuous three course plated dinner and the performance. Tickets for the dinner are $54.95 which includes tax, gratuity with a $25.00 cover charge to benefit Thalian Association Community Theatre. Tickets must be reserved in advance with Madi McDougald at 910-285-1006.


Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill recounts Billie Holiday’s life story through her poignant voice and moving songs. The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness of the greatest jazz singers of all-time, as she shares her loves and her losses, in a final performance, four months before her death. Among the songs that will be performed: “God Bless the Child,” “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Strange Fruit” and “Taint Nobody’s Biz-ness.”


Lady Day herself, will be portrayed by Wilmington Songstress LaRaisha DiEvelyn Burnette and the production is directed by Thalian Association Community Theatre’s Artistic Director, David T. Loudermilk. This exciting show is our third production in Duplin County and part of our outreach program to bring community theatre to all residents in southeastern North Carolina.



o   Iceberg Wedge Salad with herbed Buttermilk Dressing

o   Chicken Fontina – Baked Free Range chicken breast stuffed with Fontina cheese and laced with savory lemon beurre blanc. Accompanied by sautéed green beans and oven roasted red bliss potatoes

o   Yeast rolls and butter

o Bourbon Pecan Pie a la Mode