I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
A Salute to Ella, Judy & Patsy February 28

A trio of stellar songstresses unite in a torchy tribute to their idols. This concert pays homage to three indomitable spirits of song, weaving their diverse voices into an inspiring portrait of America’s musical heritage. Karen Marie Richardson effortlessly emits the sweet and sultry swing of Jazz great Ella Fitzgerald; Angela Ingersoll hauntingly captures the emotional power of Popular icon Judy Garland; and Katie Deal soulfully embodies the tender heartache of country legend Patsy Cline. This moving celebration features a bounty of beloved hit songs including “Cry Me a River,” “The Man That Got Away,” “Crazy” and many more.

MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Karen Marie Richardson (Herself/Ella Fitzgerald) Edge Chicago proclaims Karen’s voice “A gift from God… The subtlety of her musicality is simply gorgeous.” Karen currently appears as nightclub singer Stella Sinclair in the Off-Broadway phenomenon Sleep No More, where she’s improvised duets with such pop music luminaries as Pink and John Legend. National Tour credits include starring as the title character in Duke Ellington’s opera Queenie Pie. Other theatre credits include: multiple productions of Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Nell Carter), and Ragtime (Sarah’s Friend). Concerts include touring with Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah, and Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song. Karen can also be seen online as a featured vocalist with the viral video sensation Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, as well as singing backup for recording artist Andra Day on television programs including Good Morning America and Late Night With Stephen Colbertkarenmarieis.weebly.com

Angela Ingersoll (Herself/Judy Garland) Chicago Sun-Times dubs her “irresistible,” “sensational,” and “simply stunning,” while Broadway World raves “her charm onstage is infectious… Ingersoll is brilliant.” Angela’s outstanding performances nationwide garner accolades including two Jeff Award nominations, four Ostrander Awards, and two Ostrander Award nominations. Theatre credits include: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), South Pacific (Nellie), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Carousel (Julie), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy), The Secret Garden (Martha), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), Richard III (Lady Anne), The Game’s Afoot (Daria), The Philadelphia Story (Tracy), and The Great Gatsby (Myrtle). Concerts include her solo impression show The 12 Dames of Christmas and My Baby Just Cares for Me opposite her husband Michael Ingersoll. Comedy: Second City Hollywood, LA Improv Comedy Fest, and Comedy Central Stage. Television: Chicago PD. Angela is also a writer and co-produces the Artists Lounge Live concert series. angelaingersoll.com

Katie Deal (Herself/Patsy Cline) ) Times-Georgian declares “Deal has traveled the country wowing fans with her uncanny portrayal of Patsy Cline… she’s built a national following,” and Columbus Free Press definitively states, “She’s pure Patsy.” Katie has earned resounding critical acclaim touring nationally in her show Katie Deal in Today, Tomorrow, & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline as well as A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. Other theatre credits include: multiple productions of Always, Patsy Cline (Patsy Cline), Ring of Fire (June Carter), Back Home Again: On The Road With John Denver, 9 to 5 (Doralee), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza),The Spitfire Grill (Percy—Ostrander Award nominee), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Patti), and Sophisticated Ladies. Film: Let’s Be Cops. As a singer-songwriter Katie earned a nomination for Georgia Country Music Female of the Year, and was recently inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall Of Fame. katiedeal.com

Out of respect for our patrons, children ages 2 and under are not permitted in the theater unless they attend a specific designated children’s show.

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