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Court Theatre’s “Satchmo at the Waldorf” is a Fascinating Picture of a Music Legend

**** Recommended **** I was absolutely fascinated watching Barry Shabaka Henley’s performance in the Court Theatre’s production of “Satchmo at the Waldorf”.  Although I was certainly aware of Louis Armstrong as a performer, I knew very little about him as a person.  Henley’s raspy-voiced portrayal made him real for me.  I give “Satchmo at the Waldorf” 4 Spotlights.

“Satchmo at the Waldorf” runs through February 14th at the Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago.  Running time is 90 minutes, no intermission.  Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8:00; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00; Sundays at 2:30 and 7:30.  Tickets range from $45-$65.  Parking is free in the garage next door to the theater (you’ll have to take a ticket, but the gate will be up when you leave).  FYI (773) 753-4472 or

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