The Play




Cast and Crew

Satchmo at the Waldorf

by Terry Teachout

directed by Gordon Edelstein

starring John Douglas Thompson


Louis Armstrong is winding down his career, and in his dressing room he tells it like it was, and is. The great American actor John Douglas Thompson comes to Colorado Springs with exactly the same show that wowed Broadway audiences, giving us the real man behind that amazing horn.

This is a work of fiction, based freely on fact.


The language in Satchmo is salty, emphatic, vigorous and frequently profane.



SHOW DATES & TIMES | February 18 - March 6, 2016

Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday matinees (February 20 & 27, March  5) at 2:00 p.m.

Sundays at 4:00 p.m.


TICKETS | Reservations are strongly advised

Reserved: $45

Children under 18: $23

UCCS Students: FREE

Groups of 10 or more: $35

No children under 5 years old


LOCATION | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

3955 Regent Circle

Colorado Springs, CO 80918


Click HERE for directions. THEATREWORKS is located on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus in University Hall (near the intersection of Union and Austin Bluffs).



John Douglas Thompson

February 21 at 2:30 p.m.

A celebrated stage actor, Thompson will tell us about the

writing, performing and creation of Satchmo.



Friday, February 19 immediately following the performance.



USA Today on John Douglas Thompson:  "Though it would be impossible for any mere mortal to fully capture the spirit and soul of Armstrong's music, it would be hard to imagine another trouper better equipped to give us at least a glimpse of the humanity behind it.”


Arts in LA: "…come face-to-face with the force of nature that is John Douglas Thompson.”


Wall Street Journal: "John Douglas Thompson brings the script to life with a smart, sure performance."



John Douglas Thompson . . . . . Louis Armstrong/Joe Glaser/Miles Davis




Gordon Edelstein***. . . . .  Director

Timothy J. Muldrew*  . . . . . Stage Manager

Lee Savage . . . . .Scenic Design

Kevin Adams*** . . . . . Original Lighting Design

Wilburn Bonnell . . . . . THEATREWORKS Lighting Design

Ilona Somogyi**  . . . . . Costume Design

John Gromada** . . . . .Sound Design

Lauren Duggin . . . . .Props Manager

Jerry Ditter . . . . .Technical Director

Alex Ruhlin . . . . .Master Electrician

Elise Jenkins*  . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager


*Denotes a member of the Actors’ Equity Association

**Denotes a member of the United Scenic Artists

***Denotes a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society




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