Satchmo at the Waldorf


It’s March 1971 at the Waldorf Astoria, and Louis Armstrong has just played one of the final performances of his extraordinary career. Unwinding backstage, the legendary ‘Satchmo’ recounts the events—and regrets—that led him to a place of stature in danger of being stripped away. Helmed byEleanor Holdridge and starring DC-favorite Craig Wallace, this one-man, three-character powerhouse play with music dives into the complicated relationships between Armstrong, his embattled Jewish manager Joe Glaser, and his fiercest competitor and critic, trumpeter Miles Davis. 

Presented by Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$15 - $60

Discount Tickets Available Mobile Rush via TodayTix, $12 tickets opens at 10am daily. Tickets are limited.

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Box Office Phone: 202-399-7993

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 08/25/2016 - 10/02/2016
Sunday 3:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 3:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates

Open Caption

  • 09/11/2016 - 3:00pm
  • 09/11/2016 - 7:30pm
  • 09/15/2016 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Craig Wallace Satchmo, Joe Glaser, and Miles Davis
Production Personnel
Terry Teachout
Eleanor Holdridge
Costume Designer
Brandee Mathies
Set Designer
Andrew Cissna
Sound Designer
Christopher Baine
Lighting Designer
Alberto Segarra


Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
About the Venue:
X2 bus from Gallery Pl/Chinatown. H2 Bus from Union Stn. DC Streetcar from H St/Union Station or Benning Rd/Oklahoma Ave

Getting There

  • Union Station (Red Line)


  • Street parking
  • Valet parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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