Ella Fitzgerald brought a sultry swing to the art of jazz. Judy Garland pumped every performance with heart-wrenching emotion. Patsy Cline's tenderness brought sweet soul to country. The unique tribute concert, I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues: A Salute to Ella, Judy & Patsy, honors three amazing female artists who changed America's musical landscape forever. The single-date concert takes place Sunday, February 28 at 3 p.m. at Paramount Theatre in Aurora.
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues: A Salute to Ella, Judy & Patsy pays homage to three indomitable spirits of song, weaving their diverse voices into an inspiring portrait of America's musical heritage. The production unites a trio of stellar songstresses: Karen Marie Richardson (Off Broadway: Sleep No More, Tour: Queenie Pie), who effortlessly emits the sweet and sultry swing of jazz great Ella Fitzgerald; Angela Ingersoll (Chicago: Jeff Award nominations The Mistress Cycle, The Secret Garden), who hauntingly captures the emotional power of popular icon Judy Garland; and Katie Deal (National tours: Today, Tomorrow, & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline), who soulfully embodies the tender heartache of country legend Patsy Cline. The evening features a bounty of beloved tunes including "Cry Me a River," "The Man That Got Away," "Crazy" and many more.
Paramount's 2015-16 season also boasts STOMP (Feb. 26 & 27), Poi Dog Pondering (Mar. 4), Sandy Hackett'sThe Rat Pack Show (May 21) and Donny & Marie (May 25-29).
For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com, call the box office at (630) 896-6666 or stop by theParamount Theatre, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues' Angela Ingersoll, Karen Marie Richardson and Katie Deal (photo courtesy of Paramount Theatre in Aurora).
Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, and Patsy Cline Tribute Concert Coming to Paramount Theatre
Clef Notes Chicagoland Journal for the Arts