Evanston, IL – An homage to entertainer Judy Garland will be presented by Music Theater Works at Nichols Concert in Evanston, October 5-14, 2018.
JUDY GARLAND: COME RAIN OR COME SHINE starring Jeff Award winner Angela Ingersoll (END OF THE RAINBOW) captures the emotional and vocal power of Judy Garland live in concert. Seen on WTTW Channel 11 this past spring, the concert includes such iconic songs as “Over the Rainbow,” “Get Happy,” and “The Man That Got Away.”
The opening night reception for JUDY GARLAND: COME RAIN OR COME SHINE is sponsored by Found Kitchen: Next Generation, Evanston.
The Judy Garland presentation is Music Theater Works’ third production of 2018. The season concludes with Stephen Sondheim’s INTO THE WOODS (December 22-31, 2018).
Tickets for JUDY GARLAND: COME RAIN OR COME SHINE begin at $34. Ages 25 and younger are half price (recommended for 10 and older). To order tickets, or for more information, call the Music Theater Works box office at (847) 920-5360 or order online 24 hours a day at www.MusicTheaterWorks.com
ANGELA INGERSOLL returns to Music Theater Works, where she appeared as Nellie Forbush in the company’s 2006 production of SOUTH PACIFIC. Her PBS concert special GET HAPPY: ANGELA INGERSOLL SINGS JUDY GARLAND premiered on WTTW Channel 11 this past spring. Ingersoll is known for her Jeff Award-winning portrayal of Judy Garland in END OF THE RAINBOW, headlining in Chicago (Porchlight Music Theatre), Los Angeles (La Mirada Theatre), Southern California (Laguna Playhouse), and St Louis (Max & Louie Productions). Her star turn also earned a Broadway World Award. Attracting the attention of Garland’s family, she enjoys the distinction of partnering with Garland’s son onstage for JOEY LUFT AND ANGELA INGERSOLL CELEBRATE JUDY GARLAND.
Other Chicago theatre credits include HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (Hedy LaRue, Jeff Award nomination) Marriott Theatre; SHAKESPEARE’S GREATEST HITS (Titania/Kate), THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Mistress Quickly), MACBETH (Witch), RICHARD III (Lady Anne), THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Luciana) Chicago Shakespeare Theater; THE PEOPLE VS FRIAR LAWRENCE (Benvolio) The Second City/Steppenwolf Theatre; THE GAME’S AFOOT (Daria), THE 39 STEPS (Woman) Drury Lane Theatre; THE MISTRESS CYCLE (Anais Nin, Jeff Award nomination) Apple Tree/Auditorium Theatre; and THE SECRET GARDEN (Martha, Jeff Award Nomination) Porchlight.
Regional credits include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Beatrice) Notre Dame Shakespeare; THE GREAT GATSBY (Myrtle) Indiana Repertory Theatre; CAROUSEL (Julie) Madison Rep; DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Belle, Ostrander Award), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Lucy, Ostrander Award), MACBETH (Lady Macbeth, Ostrander Award), BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL (Shelley, Ostrander Award), RAGTIME (Evelyn Nesbit, Ostrander Award Nomination), MAN OF LA MANCHA (Aldonza, Ostrander Award Nomination), NINE (Carla), OF MICE AND MEN (Curly’s Wife), THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (Tracy Lord),THE WIZARD OF OZ (Dorothy) Playhouse on the Square; and work with The Second City (Chicago and Hollywood), Comedy Central Stage, and Goodman Theatre. Television: CHICAGO PD (NBC).
Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) is a resident professional not-for-profit theater in Evanston, founded in 1980. The company’s mission is to produce and present musical theater from a variety of world traditions, to engage the community through educational and outreach programs and to train artists in musical theater. All productions are presented in English, with foreign works done in carefully edited modern translations. Maximum scholarship is employed to preserve the original vocal and orchestral material as well as the spirit of the original text whenever possible. Audiences know that at Music Theater Works they will experience repertoire often unavailable on the stages of commercial theaters and opera houses, in modern productions with professional artists and full orchestra.