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Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine Sunday June 10 at Paramount

Award-winning dynamo Angela Ingersoll superbly captures the emotional and vocal power of American icon Judy Garland.

AURORA, IL, May 23, 2018 – Click your heels, say “there’s no place like home,” and be magically transported back in time to experience Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine, Sunday, June 10 at 3 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. Tickets are $35. To purchase, visit ParamountAurora.com, call the box office at (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount Theatre box office, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine doubles as an amazing tribute concert and showcase for Chicago musical theater dynamo Angela Ingersoll, winner of the 2017 Jeff Award for Leading Actress for her star turn last season as Garland in Porchlight Theatre’s End of the Rainbow. With her great big voice and naturally winning humor, Ingersoll superbly captures the emotional and vocal power of Garland live in concert, soaring her way through iconic songs like “Over the Rainbow,” “Get Happy” and “The Man That Got Away.”

“Magnificent. The best Judy Garland Chicago ever saw. Barring the real one” raved the Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Sun-Times exclaimed, “Phenomenal. Angela Ingersoll was born to play Judy Garland. Ingersoll’s tour de force performance might well leave you believing you’ve encountered the ghost of the beloved film star.” Broadway World added, “her charm onstage is infectious...Ingersoll is brilliant.”

Not only did top Chicago talent Angela Ingersoll win the 2017 Jeff Award for essaying Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow, she was double nominated last season for another indelible performance as Hedy LaRue in Marriott’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Likewise, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times both bestowed 2017 “Top Performance of the Year” honors on Ingersoll for her portrayal of Garland. She superbly captures Garland's emotional and vocal power in her new PBS televised concert special Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland. She recently partnered with Garland’s son to honor his mother in a special concert event, Joey Luft and Angela Ingersoll Celebrate Judy Garland.

Ingersoll's many other theater credits nationwide include South Pacific (Nellie), Carousel (Julie), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy), The Secret Garden (Martha), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), Richard III (Lady Anne), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Quickly), The Game’s Afoot (Daria), The 39 Steps (Annabella/Pamela/ Margaret), The Philadelphia Story (Tracy), The Great Gatsby (Myrtle) and The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy).

Angela Ingersoll, with her husband Michael Ingersoll, produce Judy Garland: Come Rain Or Come Shine as part of the Artists Lounge Live concert series. For more information, visit angelaingersoll.com.

Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine is sponsored by Kane County Chronicle.

Note: Judy Garland (born France Ethel Gumm) was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota on June 10, 1922.