Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song

Award-winning actress Alexis J Roston salutes America’s favorite jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald. Roston was last seen at Milwaukee Rep in her mesmerizing star turn as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill" (Chicago’s Jeff Award, Black Theatre Alliance Award) and in the 2014 production of "The Color Purple." In a spellbinding performance, Roston effortlessly emits the sultry swing and playful joy that made Ella an American treasure. Classic tunes by Ellington, Gershwin, Porter and more include “Summertime,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.”

Produced by Milwaukee Repertory Theater at Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Quadracci Powerhouse, 108 E Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53202

Performances: February 16 - March 14, 2021

Performance Times:

Tuesdays 7:30pm, Wednesdays 1:30pm/7:30pm, Thursdays - Fridays 7:30pm, Saturdays 3pm/8pm, Sundays 2pm/7pm. **Please check our website for up-to-date info as dates/times are subject to change.

Ticket Prices: Tickets to all shows in our 2020/21 Reset Season can be purchased via a Reset Pass - visit our website for details: www.MilwaukeeRep.com

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