Miles Davis mused that though there are no wrong notes in jazz, they can still wind up in the wrong places, such as a wolves’ den or an accountant’s hand. Catch the right notes in the right place with this GrouponLive deal to see Nobody Gets Paid at Studio Roanoke. For $15, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $40 value). Doors open one hour before the show. Choose from the following dates:
- Wednesday, March 7, at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, March 8, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 14, at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, March 15, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m.<p>
Peering behind the smoky curtains into the turbulent existence of jazz musicians, Omaha playwright Ellen Struve’s Nobody Gets Paid wrings laughs and winces from a revealing study of artistic ecstasy and ennui. Throughout the stirring series of monologues and vignettes, audiences meet a cast of colorful characters whose passion for playing far outweighs the punishments and the embarrassment of trying to pay rent with applause. Tales of insufferable day jobs, gruesome cruise-ship gigs, and nicotine’s crux abound in enthralling milieus, as soliloquies and sung prose emblazon the joy of making music and the scars earned from chasing merciless dreams. Nobody Gets Paid represents Studio Roanoke’s paternal passion for innovation as it nurtures newborn plays through unstoppable growth spurts.
30 Campbell Ave. SW
Roanoke, Virginia 24011