Love & Southern D!scomfort

Featuring Tony Award Nominee Felicia P. Fields

Secrets are simmering within the hallowed halls of Beaumont Mansion in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.  Beautiful and accomplished Milla Dejoie receives a phone call in the middle of the night from her estranged mother, Wilhelmina.  Her grandmother, “Thee”, Mrs. Dejoie, dowager of polite society, is dead, and, along with her, their inheritance – unless Milla comes home to bury her.

Milla reluctantly leaves her life abroad and returns to her ancestral home, a sprawling postbellum Southern mansion, and to her mother, a faded alcoholic debutante undone by the burden of bearing the family’s legacy.

With the help of Louisa (the family’s cherished maid), and a heaping dose of laughter, tears, and soul, the women begin to repair their relationship.  However, their reconciliation grinds to a halt when, during the funeral, long-held secrets erupt.

Soulful gospel, sultry R&B, and finger-snapping pop help Love & Southern D!scomfort weave a musical tale of a prodigal daughter’s tumultuous reunion with her past as she concedes to the dying wishes of the family’s matriarch.


What people are saying about Love & Southern D!scomfort . . .

“[Bobby] Daye’s marvelous score… and singers delivered time and again with soul, strength and skill.”  Maura Hogan, Charleston Post and Courier.
"Love and Southern D!scomfort features incredible music and actors." Michael Smallwood, Charleston City Paper.



Featuring Tony Award Nominee Felicia P. Fields

Production credits include Nunsense; Sunset Boulevard; Swinging on a Star; Some Like It Hot; Richard II; It Ain’t Nothing But the Blues; Low Down Dirty Blues; A Civil War Christmas; Hot Mikado; Show Boat; Ain’t Misbehavin’; Dreamgirls and Hello, Dolly!, among others. Ms. Fields earned a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of Sofia in The Color Purple on Broadway.

Her performance also earned her a 2006 Theatre World Award, a Clarence Derwent Award, two awards, an NAACP nomination and a Denver Post Ovation Award. She was a 2006 Drama League honoree. Ms. Fields has received a Black Theatre Alliance Award and nominations, many Jeff Award nominations and the award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Sophisticated Ladies.

Her television and film credits include Early Edition, Save the Last Dance, The Knights of Prosperity and many commercials and voice-overs. Ms. Fields originated the role of “Louisa” in Love & Southern D!scomfort during its world premiere in Charleston, South Carolina in January 2020.


About Patton Daye Slater Productions Patton Daye Slater Productions LLC was founded by Monica Patton, Robert ‘Bobby’ Daye and Adam Slater. PDSP is dedicated to the development of diverse commercial theatre. Monica and Bobby are Broadway/National Tour veterans. Monica is currently in her seventh year touring The Book of Mormon. Her Broadway credits include Finian’s Rainbow, Abby’s Song, and Ragtime. Her National Tour Credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Lion King and Annie 30th Anniversary tour. Bobby is currently touring with Disney’s Aladdin. His Broadway credits include Shrek the Musical, The Color Purple, The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Café, Dreamgirls, The Wiz, and The Book of Mormon. To learn more visit



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Bobby Daye

Composer and Lyricist

Currently touring with Aladdin. On Broadway or with the national tour, if you’ve seen the musical hit The Book of Mormon, then you’ve probably seen Bobby Daye.  Bobby’s career has crossed into stage, film, TV, and radio. His Broadway credits include: After Midnight, Shrek the Musical, The Color Purple, The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Dreamgirls, and The Wiz.  He is also a recipient of an Outstanding Individual Performance Award for his work in the 2010 NYMF production of The Great Unknown.

As a songwriter, he penned the theme song to the ABC-TV soap Loving, which was performed by Johnny Mathis. He was a 9-time male vocalist winner on Ed McMahon’s Star Search and has appeared on television in Law and Order and ED (among others). You can also catch Bobby in numerous television commercials, as well as hear his voice on radio voiceovers–such as the ‘husband and wife’ series of Lowe’s.


Monica Patton

Book and Lyrics

Currently performing in the Broadway National Tour of The Book of Mormon - when Monica is not onstage, you can find her in a quick change booth--writing. She began her debut novel, 'Beautiful Carnage', a steamy psychological thriller about a female assassin who suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder while backstage on tour with Disney's The Lion King. Monica has worked with such notables as Jesse Norman, Diahann Carroll and Freda Payne. She covered Eartha Kitt as the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein's’ Cinderella and sang opposite Jon Secada as the Narrator in the National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Her other credits include; Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow, Abby’s Song, and Ragtime. Off-Broadway: Little Ham. National Tours: Disney’s The Lion King, Annie 30th Anniversary; City Center Encores! productions: On The Town, Pipe Dream, Fanny, Anyone Can Whistle, Purlie, Finian’s Rainbow and Applause. The Distinguished Achievement in Production award was presented to Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices, by Walter Dean Myers. Monica was honored to have been a featured Narrator on the production.

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Start: May. 07, 2020

End: May. 10, 2020


Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202


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15 minutes intermission

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