Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Live Theatre is Storytelling with Flair

All events are held at the 
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre at Noyes Cultural Arts Center
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL 60201 (east of Ridge Ave.)

Upcoming Events

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Old School R&B Concert II

Donica Lynn featuring Ascendant
Thursday, August 25, 7 p.m.

Old School R&B Concert II will again rock the house with your favorite tunes from the 60s, 70’s and 80’s. Soulful songstress Donica Lynn (Porchlight Theatre’s Dream Girls star!) and her amazing band will have you dancing in the aisles.
Tickets: $12 in advance online and at Recreation Centers; $17 at the door

Jazz Meets Blues Concert III

Featuring internationally renowned Jazz Bassist Marlene Rosenberg, and Delta Bluesman David “Chainsaw” Dupont
Friday, August 26, 7pm
Tickets: $12 in advance online and at Recreation Centers: $17 at the door

Gala_socialmedia_2016.jpgBlack Tie Gala: Songs From Broadway’s Black Musicals

Saturday, August 27, 6 p.m.
The third and final offering in the FJT concert series will have the deft hand of Musical Director Christy Chilles and a very talented singing ensemble filling the theatre with some of the most beloved songs from Broadway’s Black Musicals. The evening includes pre- and post-concert tapas appetizers, decadent desserts, fine wine, champagne, and dancing to tunes spun by DJ Rob Simmons.

Tickets: $50 in advance online and at Recreation Centers; $60 at the door


Award nominations

Did you know that when Black Theater Alliance/Ira Aldridge Awards announced nominations in August 2016, FJT received TWO?!

Thumbnail image for Tim Rhoze.jpgThe Negro Ensemble Company Award - Outstanding Stage Production
Maya’s Last Poem

The Lloyd Richards Award - Best Direction of a Play
Tim Rhoze – Maya’s Last Poem 

Last year, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's Artistic Director, Tim Rhoze, was nominated in the following categories for his play, “Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story” 

  • The Negro Ensemble Company Award for Outstanding Stage Production
  • The Oscar Brown, Jr. Award for Best Direction of a Play
  • The Lorraine Hansberry Award for Best Writing of a Play

Sean Blake.jpgActor Sean Blake was nominated for "The Sammy Davis, Jr. Award" for Best Leading Actor in a Play.

General Information

Main stage performances are held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays or 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 on the day of the performance. Seniors and students with ID at the door only, $10. Tickets for concert performances are also $12 in advance and $17 on the day of the performance. 

Online Tickets
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Group Sales
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Box Office Information
Advance tickets are available for purchase at all coummunity centers, weekdays from 10am-4pm. On weekends, tickets may be purchased at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 2pm. Questions? Call or text 847-448-4311. 



Founded in 1979, under the name of the Foster Community Theatre, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre has been thrilling audiences with over three decades of unique, inspirational and invigorating African American and African Diaspora-centered storytelling. From original plays to the best of Broadway, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre remained committed to supplying the very best in theatre.

"Umoja!! ….Working Together in Unity" is the foundation from which FJT began and continues to thrive!

It is our mission to present powerful, thought provoking, community-centered Theater Arts programming with a commitment to diversity and creative excellence. We are dedicated to providing a nurturing and creative environment for directors, playwrights, set, light, and costume designers, as well as for experienced and novice performers. In this positive environment they can develop their skills and fully express their talents.

In August 2007, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre was nominated for five Black Theatre Alliance Awards for its summer production of Sarafina! The Music of Liberation!

For more information, please call 847-866-5915 or 311 (847-448-4311 outside Evanston). 


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