All Happiness, Judy Garland

“Forget your troubles, c’mon Get Happy” as Joan Ellison shines a spotlight on the musical and personal life of Judy Garland from her early years at MGM to her dramatic comeback as a concert artist and triumphant return to the big screen in A Star Is Born.  It’s Saturday night, October 24th, 1953 and Jane Telling is giving her “Goodbye to Hollywood Concert.” During her sixteen years in the MGM music department, she's been working with Judy Garland behind the scenes from Love Finds Andy Hardy in 1938 until the shooting of A Star Is Born in 1953 and she shares it all....and sings it all.

The parade of hit tunes performed in authentic arrangements based on the originals includes "Get Happy,” "The Trolley Song," “The Man That Got Away,” “The Joint Is Really Jumpin’ in Carnegie Hall,” "You Made Me Love You," "A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow," "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby," "The Palace Medley," and “Over the Rainbow.”

(Premiered June 24, 2017 at the Winter Park Playhouse in Winter Park, Florida, with reprises at the Holland Theatre and Chagrin Arts.)

Joan Ellison sings "Swanee" in the one-woman show "All Happiness, Judy Garland" with pianist Jason Aquila. Live performance on May 26, 2018 at The Holland Theatre.

Joan Ellison sings "The Trolley Song" in the one-woman show "All happiness, Judy Garland" with pianist Jason Aquila. Live performance on May 26, 2018 at The Holland Theatre.