Joan Ellison to sing Judy Garland hit songs May 21 at Baker Community Center in St. Charles

  • Joan Ellison sings a tribute to Judy Garland in celebration of the great American entertainer's 100th birthday. The concert takes place Saturday, May 21, at the Baker Community Center in downtown St. Charles.

    Joan Ellison sings a tribute to Judy Garland in celebration of the great American entertainer's 100th birthday. The concert takes place Saturday, May 21, at the Baker Community Center in downtown St. Charles. Courtesy of Joan Ellison

 
 
Posted5/9/2022 6:00 PM

The year 2022 marks the centennial of the birth of the great American singer, actress and entertainer Judy Garland.

On Saturday, May 21 at the Baker Community Center in downtown St. Charles, vocalist and renowned Judy Garland "tribute" performer Joan Ellison will take the audience on an intimate journey through Garland's life and career, from her swing-singing days at MGM to her sold-out concerts around the globe.

 

The 7:30 p.m. concert concludes the Spring season of "Saturday Night Lights" events, presented at the Baker Community Center and produced by the Norris Cultural Arts Center in cooperation with the St. Charles Park District. Tickets include coupons for complimentary beverages (wine, beer and soft drinks). The Baker Community Center is handicapped-accessible. The concert is suitable for attendees of all ages.

For a link to online ticketing, visit www.NorrisCulturalArts.com. Tickets are priced individually at $25 and $30, or attendees may reserve a full table of six for $100 and get the equivalent of two free tickets.

Ellison describes the concert as "a highly personal love letter to the genius of Judy Garland and her path to true love." She will perform many of Garland's most beloved songs, including "The Trolley Song," "Over the Rainbow," "Just In Time," "If Love Were All," "The Boy Next Door," "I Got Rhythm," "By Myself," "The Man That Got Away," "The Palace Medley," and "Get Happy."

Joining Ellison for the performance are pianist Shane Schag and cellist Nora Willauer.

For more information on Joan Ellison, visit www.JoanEllison.com.

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