The Regional Premiere of
SIMPLY SIMONE: THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE
Created by Robert Neblett and David Grapes
Musical Arrangements by Vince di Mura
Directed by Robert Neblett
July 11 - August 3, 2019
"...the most relevant musical revue you're likely to see any time in the near future." - Chris Davis, Memphis Flyer
Child prodigy. Jazz superstar. Civil rights activist. Political exile.
Nina Simone was all of these things, and more. One of the true divas of the 20th century and a genuine musical powerhouse, she defined a generation and defied classification.
Silky, soulful, and untamed, her voice will put a spell on you. She’ll melt your heart, she’ll chill you to the bone. But watch out! Cross her and she'll lash back, leaving you singing the blues!
Inevitable Theatre Company presents an electric new revue based on the turbulent life and rich artistic legacy of this American musical icon. Simply Simone has already played to sold out audiences across the country from Memphis to Miami to Cleveland, winning awards from Atlanta to Houston, and now it's ready to take St. Louis by storm!
The score to Simply Simone crosses genres from gospel to blues to Broadway to rock and roll, and features such definitive Simone classics as “I Loves You Porgy,” “The Look of Love,” “My Baby Just Cares for Me,” “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black” and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.”
Produced by permission of Summerwind Productions
THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE
Miami audience member Zoe Terry giving perhaps the best review of Simply Simone ever!