The Songs of Ethel Merman Sung Nov. 17 in Musicals Tonight! Concert; Ella Celebrated Dec. 8

News   The Songs of Ethel Merman Sung Nov. 17 in Musicals Tonight! Concert; Ella Celebrated Dec. 8
 
Musicals Tonight!, the piano-and-voice concert series known for its shoestring budget revivals of old musicals, presents an intimate concert salute to Ethel Merman Nov. 17 and another celebrating Ella Fitzgerald Dec. 8.
Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman

Theatre and cabaret artists sing the songs that made the ladies famous, on the mainstage of the East 14th Street YMHA, 344 E. 14th Street. Performances are at 7:30 PM. For the Merman show, Richard Danley musical-directs Katie Banks, Andrew Gitzy and Blythe Gruza. "The girls are big belters," producer Mel Miller said. All three singers have performed Musicals Tonight! shows in the past. Expect songs from Girl Crazy, Anything Goes, Call Me Madam, Annie Get Your Gun and more.

For the Ella show, Mark Hartman musical-directs a cast that includes Judy Barnett, Aaron Lee Battle, Natalie Douglas, Aymee Garcia and Phillip Officer. The songlist includes "All of Me," "A Tisket, A Tasket," "Chasing the Blues Away," "Blue Skies," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Black Coffee" and more.

Tickets are $19. For information, call Smarttix at (212) 868-4444.

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