ELLA FITZGERALD Tribute Set for Metropolis, 8/6

Metropolis and Michael Ingersoll present the electrifying musical event Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song starring jazz chanteuse Karen Marie Richardson on August 6, 2015.

Salute America's most beloved jazz singer in an electrifying musical event. Direct from NYC, accomplished jazz chanteuse Karen Marie Richardson (Off-Broadway: Sleep No More, Tour: Duke Ellington's Queenie Pie) effortlessly emits the sweet and sultry swing of legendary jazz great Ella Fitzgerald. Karen's homage to Ella bursts from the stage in an astounding feat of musical artistry, as she croons signature tunes from Ellington, Gershwin, and more including "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing," "I Got Rhythm," and "Cry Me a River."

Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song will be at Metropolis on August 6, 2015 at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $40, Stage Tables $45. All tickets can be purchased at MetropolisArts.com or by calling the Box Office at 847.577.2121.

Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song is part of the Artists Lounge Live Series at Metropolis, which brings talented Broadway and Broadway in Chicago stars to the Chicagoland area. More Artists Lounge Live performances include: Elvis My Way, Erich Bergen Live in Concert, The Twelve Dames of Christmas, Patsy Cline: She's Got You, From Vegas With Love and Colleen HcHugh Sings Streisand. Purchase three or more in the series and receive a 20% discount. Discount is not available on online purchases.

The Artists Lounge Live Series is sponsored by Bob and Barb White. Metropolis thanks its generous media partner Tribune Media Group. Metropolis is partially supported by a grant from Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Metropolis is located in the heart of Chicago's northwest suburbs in downtown Arlington Heights at the intersection of Campbell and Vail Avenue (111 West Campbell Street). Street parking is available. Free parking is available in the public garage behind the theatre. For more information about Metropolis and a list of upcoming events visit MetropolisArts.com or call the Box Office at 847.577.2121.

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