REGIONAL PREMIERE! The astonishing virtuosa Freda Payne brings the First Lady of Song to life with an elegance, resonant beauty, and transcendent voice that captures the immortal Ella Fitzgerald. The show follows Ella from her childhood struggles and her time on the streets through to her career as the preeminent jazz singer of her time.
"A tour de force" –DC Metro Theater Arts
"Soars and shimmers and shines" –MD Theatre Guide
Pre-show Viewpoints: April 18, 25 & May 2 approximately 45 minutes before curtain.
Post-show Talkback: April 19, 26, & May 3 immediately following the show
Opening Night: April 21 at 8:00pm
ELLA: FIRST LADY OF SONG
conceived and directed by Maurice Hines
book by Lee Summer
April 18–May 13, 2018