Satchmo at the Waldorf

Satchmo at the Waldorf

by Terry Teachout; directed by Gordon Edelstein; starring John Douglas Thompson

February 18–March 6, 2016

Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

Louis Armstrong is winding down his career, and in his dressing room he tells it like it was, and is. The great American actor John Douglas Thompson comes to Colorado Springs with exactly the same show that wowed Broadway audiences, giving us the real man behind that amazing horn.

This is a work of fiction, based freely on fact. The language in Satchmo is salty, emphatic, vigorous and frequently profane.

*Denotes a member of the Actors’ Equity Association

** Denotes a member of the United Scenic Artists

*** Denotes a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society


  • John Douglas ThompsonLouis Armstrong / Joe Glaser / Miles Davis

Artistic Team

  • Gordon Edelstein***Director
  • Timothy J. Muldrew*Stage Manager
  • Lee SavageScenic Design
  • Kevin Adams***Original Lighting Design
  • Wilburn BonnellTHEATREWORKS Lighting Design
  • Ilona Somogyi**Costume Design
  • John Gromada**Sound Design
  • Lauren DugginProps Manager
  • Jerry DitterTechnical Director
  • Alex RuhlinMaster Electrician
  • Elise Jenkins*Assistant Stage Manager