Vocalist Joan Ellison Does Judy Garland in Chagrin Falls

Sun 4/29 @ 3PM

Cleveland vocalist Joan Ellison has a way with aclassic 20th-century pop tune, whether from the Great American Songbook or one of the musical theater classics.

She’s also become known for cabaret-style show, dedicated to the music associated with Judy Garland. It explores the music Garland popularized mostly between the mid ’40s and mid ’50s, including 1944’s Meet Me in St. Louis, which added “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” to her lifelong repertoire.

It also includes songs such as “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart,” “The Man That Got Away,” “If You Feel Like Singing, Sing” and “Get Happy,” and of course, “Over the Rainbow” from 1939’s The Wizard of Oz, stretching the timeframe a bit.

She’ll perform that show “All Happiness, Judy Garland,” which takes an upbeat look at a singer often associated with turmoil and tragedy, as part of Chagrin Arts’ Performing Arts Series at the Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Center. She’ll be accompanied by pianist Jason Aquila.

Tickets are $5-$32. Call 440-247-9700 or go to ChagrinArts.org.

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