On March 11th celebrate America’s most beloved jazz singer in an electrifying evening of song. Award-winning Chicago actress Alexis J. Roston (Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Bess in Porgy and Bess) will effortlessly emit the sweet and sultry swing of legendary jazz great Ella Fitzgerald.
In a nuanced and spellbinding performance, Alexis sinks her agile musical chops into signature tunes from Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and more including “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Summertime,” and “Cry Me a River.”
Tickets for Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song are $25 ($23 seniors & students) and can be ordered online at www.prairiecenter.org or by calling 847-895-3600. The Prairie Center is located at 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, IL.
This program is sponsored by the Prairie Center Arts Foundation and media sponsorship is provided by 90.9 FM WDCB Listener-Supported Public Radio.