JUDY! JUDY! JUDY! Weekend April 2023!!


Friday, April 21, 8pm: Centennial Judy: So Much More Than Dorothy @ Registry Theatre, Kitchener

An Evening with Judy Garland’s Esteemed, Emmy-Winning Biographer John Fricke at the Registry Theatre, Kitchener: FREE Admission with purchase of tickets to April 22 Concert! Or buy tickets for this event here. Judy Garland hit her 100th birthday anniversary last June 10th, and to celebrate her centennial year, preeminent and award-winning Garland historian and biographer John Fricke looks back at the extraordinary career of the “world’s greatest entertainer.” You’ll witness her performance power in film and video clips and hear about her limitless sense of humor and incomparable heart in anecdotes from (and personal estimations by) her colleagues. John also shares his own back-stories about seeing Judy in concert when he was a teenager, recalling as well their brief but unforgettable one-on-one conversation after one of those shows.

Saturday, April 22, 8pm: Centennial Judy: A Love Letter in Song with Mary-Catherine Pazzano @ Registry Theatre, Kitchener

When MC heard Judy sing Over the Rainbow at 1 year old, her future as a singer was set in motion. Garland is the reason MC sings. Join Mary-Catherine for a two-act, jazzy tribute to Judy in song. The first act will lovingly reflect the songbook of Garland’s prolific MGM film career– hear Garland faves such as “The Trolley Song”, “Get Happy”, “The Boy Next Door”, “On the Atchison Topeka and the Santa Fe”, as well as lesser-known gems/Pazzano’s personal faves from the Garland film canon. The second act will go beyond MGM and shine the spotlight on Garland’s post-film concert career. Hear gems like “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart”, “The Man That Got Away”, “Almost Like Being in Love/This Can’t Be Love”, and much more! Mary-Catherine will put her own jazz spin on the Judy songbook, while resurrecting some of Garland’s most-loved arrangements. PLUS, John Fricke will also be on hand to offer a brief summary of Judy’s film and stage careers at the top of each act, lending a touch of history about those stages of Judy’s career and repertoire. This event is taking place as part of Mary Catherine Pazzano’s “A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration.”

Pazzano will be joined by a fabulous band: Mark Eisenman, Piano; Jason Hunter, Sax; Pat Collins, Bass; Steve James, Drums

Buy tickets for this event here and get FREE admission to Fricke’s Friday night event!

Sunday, April 23, 2pm: SUMMER STOCK Movie Screening, Princess Cinemas, Waterloo

“C’mon, Get Happy!”: Judy Garland and Gene Kelly in MGM’s Entertainment Hit, SUMMER STOCK

Mary-Catherine Pazzano and John Fricke host a special screening of SUMMER STOCK, one of the most enjoyable of all the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals. This 1950 Technicolor delight showcases the extraordinary Garland and Kelly in two of their signature routines — Judy’s “Get Happy” and Gene’s “newspaper” dance — and includes as well the challenge-dance duet to “The Portland Fancy” (plus “You Wonderful You,” “If You Feel Like Singing, Sing,” “Friendly Star,” and “Happy Harvest”). Additionally, SUMMER STOCK features the comedy expertise and antics of Phil Silvers, Eddie Bracken, Marjorie Main, Gloria De Haven, and Hans Conried; it’s pure entertainment for all ages, directed by the masterful Charles Walters. (Also: John offers a brief historical introduction prior to the film, Mary-Catherine joins him for a Q&A session after the finale.)

Ticketing info TBA!

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