"Me & Ella" A Musical Valentine to the First Lady of Song

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Andrea Frierson

Broadway performer (The Lion King, Once on This Island, and others); writer; and jazz vocalist, Andrea Frierson, journeys back to her beginnings as a young singer enamored of Ella Fitzgerald, against a backdrop of New York City during the 1960s. Join host Robert Hammond and Andrea Frierson as they pay tribute to the first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald.


Part memory play, part tribute to Ella, ME & ELLA is both a singer's coming of age story as well as a musical valentine to the First Lady of Song. The musical features favorites like "I've Got The World On A String," "I'm Beginning To See The Light," "A Tisket, A Tasket," "Goody, Goody," "I'm Old Fashioned," "Lady By Good," "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good," "How High The Moon," and many more!

Directed by Tony Award winners (Jay Johnson: the Two and Only) Paul Kreppel & Murphy Cross, ME & ELLA makes its world premiere at Downstairs Cabaret (Winton Place). Performances now extended through March 2nd. Information available at www.downstairscabaret.org.