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Experience Satchmo at the Waldorf

Journey back to March 1971 at the Waldorf Astoria where the incomparable Mr. Louis Armstrong played his final performance. Starting February 24, you can relive that great night when The Alley Theatre presents Satchmo at the Waldorf.

The Show

Witness the musical legend prepare himself for his farewell performance as he remembers his life, his career, and his complicated relationship with his manager Joe Glaser. Playwright Terry Teachout tells the story of Armstrong’s journey, taking you on a tour through Armstrong’s beginnings in Chicago with King Oliver’s band.

Next, Armstrong reminisces about his tenure performing at Al Capone’s club, the Sunset Cafe. Then, through the underworld clubs and speakeasies to New York where he performed at clubs owned by Capone’s enemy, gangster Dutch Schultz. This adventure-filled time when Armstrong’s unique playing style made him a star.

The Satchmo at the Waldorf runs February 24 through March 18.

The Concert Within a Play

Also accompanying the play is a sampling of Armstrong’s music. You will easily recognize his signature style in “Summertime” with Ella Fitzgerald. And a taste of his solo performances of “West End Blues” and “Nobody Knows” will have you swaying in your seat.

Dinner and the Theater: A Night out in Houston

In addition, several of the best restaurants in Houston are within minutes of the Alley Theater.

First up, enjoy a delicious wood-fired Chicken Diavolo pizza at Osso & Kristalla. This luscious combination of chicken is grilled on a wood fire with ricotta, Calabrian pepper, and topped with Roasted Garlic oil. A glass of Duchman Vermentino will perfectly accompany this pizza.

Then, finish off your meal with tempting signature dessert: H-town dream cake. A sweet chocolate layer cake with raspberry puree perfectly portioned for sharing.

The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. The wait staff is also friendly and accommodating.

Secondly, you can go for a mouthwatering steak that awaits you at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse. This modern, sophisticated steakhouse features classic steak favorites like the NY strip and some delicious modern cuisines like the pear and saga blue cheese salad.  You’ll find wholesome, organic pears tossed with candied pecans and teardrop tomatoes and blue cheese topped with Vic & Anthony’s house creamy vinaigrette.

Lastly, you have the option of visiting a fun pub atmosphere at Bistro Lancaster, which is located in the lobby of the Lancaster Hotel. They offer a full bar menu and wine list. You can share some of their small plate selections and drinks, or try one of their new American cuisine entrees like goat cheese ravioli.

So, if you are looking for a pet-friendly apartment in one of Houston’s most sought-after areas, please contact us. Our leasing professionals would love to schedule a tour and discuss your new home at Lincoln Galleria.

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