Springfield Symphony w/ Joan Ellison: “Get Happy” A Judy Garland Celebration

April 19, 2022 starting at 7:30 pm

In celebration of Judy Garland’s centennial, Joan Ellison and the Springfield Symphony take
us on a nostalgic trip from technicolor Hollywood to Carnegie Hall in a hit parade of songs
including “The Trolley Song,” “The Man That Got Away,” “Get Happy,” “Come Rain or
Come Shine,” “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart,” “Almost Like Being in Love/This Can’t
Be Love” “The Palace Medley,” “Stormy Weather,” “The Boy Next Door,” “Chicago,” “That’s
Entertainment,” “You Go to My Head” and, of course, “Over the Rainbow.”
Praised for her “vocal prowess….[and] organic grasp of the classic songs,” Ohio native Joan
Ellison has made a specialty of reviving Judy Garland’s repertoire from the Hollywood years to
her Carnegie Hall concert and television show, restoring Ms. Garland’s glorious orchestrations
from the original sources. Ellison’s 2016 New York City solo cabaret debut prompted Cabaret
Scenes Magazine to describe her as “Judy-esque in appearance and…a near voice double for
her idol.” Ellison will be joined by one of Ohio’s finest regional orchestras, the Springfield
Symphony, under the direction of conductor, Peter Stafford Wilson.