RETURN ENGAGEMENT: After two sold-out performances earlier this year, Nancy Hays (as Judy Garland) and Michelle Lauto (as Liza Minnelli) are bringing “JUDY & LIZA — ONCE IN A LIFETIME” back to the Uptown Underground on Sunday, October 9th at 7 p.m., in an expanded version with even more songs. This cabaret show is a re-creation of the famed concert presented by the legendary mother-daughter duo of Judy Garland and an 18-year-old Liza Minnelli in 1964 at the London Palladium. This tribute features the classic songs, costumes, dialogue and dance steps to help the audience re-live the historic occasion, with solos like “The Man That Got Away”, “Just in Time” and “Gypsy in My Soul” and duets like “Chicago” and “Get Happy/Happy Days”, backed by a jazz combo with orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis (music director and pianist).
Nancy recently wowed critics and audiences of Light Opera Works as the title star of “Mame”, and Michelle is just opening as a principal in Porchlight Music Theatre’s “In the Heights”. Nancy and Michelle conceived this tribute while portraying Judy and Liza to much acclaim in last year’s production by Pride Films & Plays of “The Boy From Oz”. This show celebrates the thrilling mother-daughter collaboration for that special concert, including their affectionate banter, as directed and choreographed by Jeff nominee Cam Turner, with costumes designed by Jeff-award-winner John Nasca.
“Judy and Liza — Once in a Lifetime: The London Palladium Concert — a Tribute” plays at the Uptown Underground (4707 N. Broadway) for only one night: Sunday, October 9th (7:00 p.m.) Tickets range between $13 and $25. For information call 773-867-1946 or order tickets online at www.uptownunderground.net or http://www.uptownunderground.net/ ox_portfolio/judy-garland-liza-minnelli-once-in-a-lifetime-the-londonpalladium-concert-a-tribute/
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