TheaterWorks Hartford will stream on demand, A Very Ella Christmas: Tina Fabrique and Friends, December 11-31.
Just hear those sleigh bells ring-a-ling, the music is swinging in A VERY ELLA CHRISTMAS. Renown Jazz singer and Broadway performer, Tina Fabrique, lifts our spirits in this holiday tribute to jazz icon — Ella Fitzgerald.
A jolly, happy show of toe-tappin’ hits including Jingle Bells, Winter Wonderland, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, I’ll Be Home For Christmas — and more of your favorites. Tina Fabrique will be accompanied by a jazz trio featuring George Caldwell (Music Director/Piano), Mimi Jones (Bass), and Jonathan Barber (Drums), and filmed live on-stage at TheaterWorks Hartford by Miceli Productions. Let’s take that road before us and sing a chorus or two (or three).
A Benefit Concert to support music events and musicals at TWH
Part of our Living Room Concert Series
Tina recently received the 2020 AUDELCO for Outstanding Achievement Award
Tina Fabrique was most recently featured as soloist in Gospel at Colonus at the Delacorte Theater in New York. Her other theater credits include: Broadway/ Nat’l Tours/ New York: How To Succeed; Bring In Da Noise; Ragtime; Once On This Island; ELLA; Truly Blessed; Dessa Rose; The Wiz; Dolphins and Sharks; South Pacific with Robert Goulet; 70 Girls 70; Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope; and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Ann-Margret. Regional Theater: The Haunted Life; Newsies; Informed Consent; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; The Comedy of Errors; The Glass Menagerie; The Old Settler; and Women of Brewster Place. Television/Film: “New Amsterdam;” “The Last OG;” “Power;” “Person of Interest;” “Law and Order: SVU and Criminal Intent;” “Reading Rainbow” (sings theme); Black Magic for White Boys; and Sole Variations. She is a recipient of Florida’s, Carbonell Award recently her performance as Ella Fitzgerald in “ELLA”, a show which has taken Tina to countless regional theaters and which was cited by Variety as the top grossing Regional show of this decade. She was honored to have created this role, and thrilled at the critical reception to her performance. She can be heard singing the original theme for “READING RAINBOW”, and the title song for the Award Winning film “Mad Hot Ballroom.”
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness andWhen the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.