A.D. Players at The George and Artists Lounge Live are pleased to work together again after the success of A Bing Crosby Christmas and present to Houston audiences, Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland.
A star is born as Emmy-nominee Angela Ingersoll celebrates American icon Judy Garland, as seen on PBS. Ingersoll won acclaim for her stunning portrayal of Garland in the play, End of the Rainbow (Chicago, Los Angeles). Live in concert, she shines as a force all her own. She is “the heiress apparent to the Garland legacy,” according to Splash Magazine, and superbly captures Garland’s emotional and vocal power, and crafts passionate stories with a naturally winning humor. Chicago Sun-Times exclaims, “Phenomenal. Judy Garland has been reborn.” Los Angeles Times declares, “with her incandescent star power… Ingersoll was born to play Garland.”
With an exceptional six-piece band, Ingersoll soars on songs including “Over the Rainbow”, “Come Rain Or Come Shine” and “The Man That Got Away”.
About Angela Ingersoll
Emmy-nominated actress Angela Ingersoll headlines concert stages nationwide in Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland. She received an Emmy Award nomination for her outstanding performance in Get Happy, her debut broadcast special. Her star turn earns continual acclaim, including Chicago’s Jeff Award for Best Actress, a Broadway World Award, and Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year in Theatre. Attracting the attention of Garland’s family, Ingersoll partnered with Garland’s son onstage for Joey Luft and Angela Ingersoll Celebrate Judy Garland. Other theatre credits include How to
Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Hedy LaRue, Jeff Award nomination), South Pacific (Nellie), Carousel (Julie), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle, Ostrander Award), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza, Ostrander Award Nomination), Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy, Ostrander Award), The Secret Garden (Martha, Jeff Award nomination), Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit, Ostrander Award nomination), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth, Ostrander Award), Richard III (Lady Anne) and The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy. She also appeared in a recurring role on Chicago PD (NBC). Other concerts include The 12 Dames of Christmas and Happy Together (with husband Michael Ingersoll).
About Artists Lounge Live
Artists Lounge Live (ALL) is a dynamic concert series featuring popular music of yesterday performed live by tremendous talent of today. Rising stars of stage and screen pay homage to the icons that influenced them in emotional evenings of storytelling and song. In addition to showcasing superb musicianship, powerful storytelling sets ALL apart. Artists explore the life of our icons with empathy and delve into the landscape of America when this music was being made. The headliners are not impersonators; rather, they are the artistic descendants of the icon they cover. By sharing their gratitude, the artists offer audiences a piece of their heart. ALL hopes that as you fall in love with the
music all over again, you’ll also fall in love with the featured artist and their dedication to keeping your music alive for the next generation.
Producer/performer Michael Ingersoll states, “Popular music is our shared heritage and we honor it the best way we know how: by gathering together to enjoy live entertainment. We believe in the restorative power of live entertainment, for both the individual and the community.”
Artists Lounge Live is created by husband and wife team Michael and Angela Ingersoll. Both accomplished entertainers, they share a passion for popular music of the 20th century.
Michael is known for starring as Nick Massi of the Four Seasons in Jersey Boys, performing in the original San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago companies for over 1300 performances. A favorite of PBS audiences, he toured extensively with his retro-rock vocal group, Under the Streetlamp. In addition to multiple PBS concert specials, his television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show and Primetime Emmy Awards.
The couple resides in Chicagoland.
About A.D. Players
A.D. Players at The George, founded in 1967 by Jeannette Clift George, produces compelling theatre that upholds human value, celebrates creativity and engages a diverse audience. The company is one of Houston’s largest resident theatre companies, impacting more than nine million people over its lifetime. Annually, the company produces mainstage theater performances, fields a regional touring unit and maintains a year-round performing arts academy.
A.D. Players at The George became an Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) theater in 2017 and is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
WHAT: Artists Lounge Live and A.D. Players present Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland
WHEN: Monday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The George Theater, 5420 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77056
TICKETS: $25 to $75
INFO: 713-526-2721 or ADPlayers.org
Photo by Amy Boyle