Joan Ellison In Get Happy! Judy Garland 1944 '54

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Vocal Virtuoso Joan Ellison celebrates Musical Theater Icon Judy Garland live at Nighttown!

Featuring: Joan Ellison-vocals, Jason Aquila-piano. Co-written and directed by Mark Flanders.

With Special Guest opening act: Adriana Holst.

In this cabaret-style concert, Joan Ellison shines a spotlight on the musical and personal life of Judy Garland from her star turns in Meet Me in St. Louis and Easter Parade, to the termination of her contract at MGM, to her dramatic comeback as a concert artist and triumphant return to the big screen in A Star Is Born. Between "The Boy Next Door" in 1944 and "The Man That Got Away" in 1954, the hit tunes performed in authentic arrangements based on the originals include "I Love a Piano," "Johnny One-Note," "Get Happy," "The Palace Medley" "The Trolley Song," "If You Feel Like Singing, Sing," "Look for the Silver Lining," "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe," "You Made Me Love You," "I Got the Sun in the Morning," "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby," and the unrecorded song written for Judy in The Barkleys of Broadway, "There Is No Music."


Reviews

For a singer who’s been obsessed with Judy Garland since childhood, who is Judy-esque in appearance, and who’s a near voice double for her idol, the path is clear: Don’t fight it. Thus, Joan Ellison’s cabaret homage to Garland proved to be a captivating evening of song…The voice is big and clear with plenty of range. Ellison can belt with the best of them, [and] is very personable and utterly likeable...New York deserves to see and hear more of Joan Ellison. Marilyn Lester, Cabaret Scenes

...Rare combination of artist, archivist, and arranger…Michael Feinstein

Ellison is all freshness, vulnerability, and charm, singing up a storm (and, yes, a rainbow)…The singer brings a keen blend of vocal splendor and verbal crispness to every musical moment. She inhabits the texts as if living them anew. Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer

Opening Artist Adriana Holst

Adriana Holst has had a passion for music and performance for every one of her 15 years on this planet. At the tender age of 6, Adriana performed her first solo set as “The Broadway Kid” at the Taste of Cleveland. As a member of the Singing Angels Chorus, she has performed at The Cleveland Playhouse, NYC’s Lincoln Center and at the United Nations in Geneva Switzerland. Most recently, she played Molly Aster at the Weathervane Theatre production of Peter and the Star Catcher, Dorothy in a reading of The Wizard of Oz and Jane Eyre in a reading of Jane Eyre, both at the Lantern Theatre. “I love Broadway musicals and popular music, but nothing moves me like an America Songbook classic – the storytelling, the lyrics, and, of course, the music transports me to a different time and place. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to open for the amazing Joan Ellison at Nighttown; a master performer at a Cleveland musical institution.”

http://www.joanellison.com/get-happy-cabaret/


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