The Queen of Jazz. The First Lady of Song. The great Ella Fitzgerald.
It’s a life lived out loud in this exhilarating new musical that weaves myth, memory and music to tell the uplifting and poignant story of one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time. It’s 1966 and the fabled songstress is preparing for one of the most important concerts of her career. Ella reflects on her life, her secrets and the love of music that made her soar. Featuring more than a dozen of her most famous hits, including They Can’t Take That Away From Me, How High the Moon, and That Old Black Magic, this swinging celebration is a must-see dazzling musical event for anyone who wants to fall in love with the magic and soul of Ella Fitzgerald all over again.
Broadway veteran and accomplished jazz vocalist Yvette Cason* will star as the legendary music icon in Center REP’s production of Ella, the Musical.