Andrea Frierson to Bring ME & ELLA to Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, Begin. 2/6
Broadway performer, writer, and jazz vocalist, Andrea Frierson journeys back to her beginnings as a young singer enamored of Ella Fitzgerald, against a backdrop of New York City during the 1960's. Part "memory play"/ part tribute to Ella, me & ella is both a singer's coming of age story as well as a musical valentine to the First Lady of Song. Directed by Paul Kreppel and Murphy Cross, winners of the Tony Award for Jay Johnson: THE TWO AND ONLY, and featuring Andrea Frierson who was a finalist in Star Search and has appeared on Broadway in THE LION KING, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and others, me & ella takes the stage at Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place, Brighton-Henrietta, beginning February 6. This limited engagement will continue through the month of February, in celebration of Black History Month. More than two dozen jazz favorites are woven into this heartwarming story, including "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," "I'm Beginning to See the Light," "A Tisket, A Tasket," "Lady Be Good," "How High The Moon," "I've Got the World on a String," and many more. The production features a jazz trio of Jeff Benatar on piano, Eric Davidson on bass, and Greg Gascon on percussion.
Performances of me & ella will take place February 6 through February 23 at Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place, Brighton-Henrietta, NY.
Performances are set for Thursdays at 7:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, and Saturdays at 8:00pm (also at 4:00pm on February 22) Sundays at 3:00pm (note: no performance February 9).
All tickets are $20 (no discounts) for the first two preview performances: February 6 at 7:00pm and February 7 at 8:00pm. Beginning with Press Opening on February 8 at 8:00pm, tickets will range from $23-$29, depending on performance time and seating section. Discounts are available for performances beginning February 8 for seniors ages 60 and above; groups of 10 or more; full-time students ages 22 and under; military personnel; and current DCT members. Seats are reserved for parties of five or more and DCT members of $100 or more. Convenient free parking is available, and the theatre is handicapped accessible. For reservations, membership information, and volunteering opportunities, call (585) 325-4370 or visit www.DownstairsCabaret.com.