GET HAPPY: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland To Premiere On Chicago Pbs WTTW March 18
A star is born as award-winning dynamo Angela Ingersoll celebrates American icon Judy Garland. Tune in to WTTW Chicago Public Television on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 5:30pm for the Chicago premiere of Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland. The televised concert event offers viewers an opportunity to pledge their support to PBS. Thank-you gifts include CDs, DVDs, and tickets to a live performance of the show on Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at Paramount Theatre, 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL, 60506. Presented by Artists Lounge Live.
Ingersoll won acclaim for her stunning portrayal of Garland in Chicago and Los Angeles productions of the play End of the Rainbow, earning Chicago's Jeff Award for Outstanding Actress, a Broadway World Award, and "Top Performances" honors from both Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. Live in concert, as seen in her new PBS television special, Ingersoll shines as a force all her own. She superbly captures Garland's emotional and vocal power, while crafting passionate stories with a naturally winning humor.
Ingersoll's concert special packs an emotional punch. With an extraordinary band and an enthusiastic audience to buoy her sails, the vivacious Ingersoll offers immediacy and vitality to a century's worth of great songs. From the dizzying heights of "Come Rain or Come Shine," to the hard-earned anguish of "The Man That Got Away," the crowd's outpouring of love is palpable. The powerfully rendered "Over The Rainbow" elicits a spellbinding intimacy between singer and audience. Ingersoll reveals, "The listening we share in that song is, for me, quite spiritual." Ingersoll is clearly serving a calling: shining a compassionate light on Garland's legacy while unmistakably establishing herself as the icon's artistic descendant. Learn more at angelaingersoll.com
The broadcast launches a large scale roll out of Ingersoll's concert for public telelvision and live venues nationwide. It captures a live performance filmed at Chicagoland's Arcada Theatre by HMS Media, and is presented by Artists Lounge Live. Performer/producer Michael Ingersoll serves as Executive Producer. No stranger to PBS audiences, Ingersoll toured the country performing with his retro-rock vocal group Under the Streetlamp, whose multiple PBS specals air in millions of homes nationwide. Following his success with Streetlamp, Ingersoll founded Artists Lounge Live, a dynamic concert series featuring popular music of yesterday performed by tremendous talent of today. Rising stars of stage and screen shine in intimate and emotional evenings of story and song. The company's mission states, "We are dedicated to serving audiences across the nation, bringing acts from America's entertainment capitals to communities of all sizes. We believe in the restorative power of live entertainment." Visit artistsloungelive.com for more.
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