Ingersoll’s Judy Garland Show to Play Venus Cabaret over Pride

Ingersoll’s Judy Garland Show to Play Venus Cabaret over Pride

Photo credit: Amy Boyle Photography

Angela Ingersoll will bring her GET HAPPY: ANGELA INGERSOLL SINGS JUDY GARLAND to Mercury Theater Chicago’s Venus Cabaret space this June to commemorate the 50th anniversary of both Garland’s passing and the birth of the Pride movement. Long an icon in the gay community, Garland died just 6 days before the Stonewall Uprising kicked off the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States.

Ingersoll is now a well-known Garland interpreter, having portrayed the legend in the play “End of the Rainbow” at Porchlight Music Theatre here in Chicago, and then in St. Louis and Los Angeles, earning her a Jeff Award, a Broadway World Award, and LA Times Woman of the Year in Theatre. She then partnered with Garland’s son Joey Luft for a special performance. GET HAPPY… was filmed for PBS, garnering Ingersoll a regional Emmy nomination.

Presented by Artists Lounge Live and the Mercury, GET HAPPY: ANGELA INGERSOLL SINGS JUDY GARLAND runs June 20 through 30 (this year’s Pride Fest is June 22-23). Tickets and more info are available at MercuryTheaterChicago.com.

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Jason Epperson

Jason is a producer, manager, and designer with 17 years of experience in Chicago, New York, and in the touring market. In 2015, he founded Lotus Theatricals - the publisher of Performink, and an independent commercial producing company - with Abigail Trabue.

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