Date(s) - 04/30/2021 - 05/02/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$20.00 - $75
The virtual Sorting Room Sessions, the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts’ popular nightclub series, returns with four new entertaining on-demand programs featuring a range of Motown, jazz, popular and classical music. Broadway star and recording artist Chester Gregory delivers a range of soulful Motown hits, opening the digital series on April 30, followed by the compelling artistry of lauded Los Angeles chamber ensemble Delirium Musicum, performing works by Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, Prokofiev and others, on May 7. The Sorting Room continues with multi-Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and the Tierney Sutton Band presenting timeless jazz standards and selections from the American song book to celebrate the group’s 25th anniversary on May 14. The series concludes on May 21 with For The Record showcasing the music and legacy of legendary ’80s “Brat Pack” films.
Celebrated Broadway star and recording artist Chester Gregory, lauded for his “killer singing and dancing skills” (The Hollywood Reporter), showcases his powerhouse eight-octave vocal range on such iconic Motown hits as “I Only Have Eyes 4 U,” “What You Won’t Do For Love,” Superstition,” “My Girl,” “What’s Going On,” and “Higher and Higher.” Gregory, who previously starred in The Wallis’ critically acclaimed 2018 production of Sheldon Epps’ 1980 show Blues in the Night, has also been showcased in such productions as Tarzan, Cry-Baby, Sister Act, Hairspray and Motown the Musical, in which he appeared as legendary songwriter/producer Barry Gordy, Jr. He has toured nationally with Dreamgirls and his one-man show The Eve of Jackie Wilson.
Patrons will receive a link and password 24 hours prior to each performance date. On Demand purchase includes a 48-hour window of access, beginning at 7:00 p.m. the evening of the performance. Tickets cannot be transferred or shared.