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Thursday, May 9, 2019

CELEBRATE PRIDE WITH GET HAPPY: ANGELA INGERSOLL SINGS JUDY GARLAND at Mercury Theater Chicago's Venus Cabaret Theater June 20-30, 2019

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Artists Lounge Live presents 

Emmy Nominee and Jeff Award Winner Angela Ingersoll Channels Judy Garland in Concert June 20-30

I've had the great pleasure to catch Angela Ingersoll live, embodying the soul of Judy Garland, and her vocal and physical resemblance is uncanny! She's a consummate performer and a joy to see. Combine her delightful rendition of Garland's legacy with one of our favorite intimate spaces, Mercury Theater Chicago's Venus Cabaret Theater, and it's sure to be an epic experience.

Artists Lounge Live presents GET HAPPY: ANGELA INGERSOLL SINGS JUDY GARLAND, June 20-30, at Mercury Theater Chicago's Venus Cabaret Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago. Angela Ingersoll's Emmy-nominated performance, as seen on PBS, celebrates Judy Garland live in concert with virtuosic vocals, compassionate storytelling, and naturally winning humor. Her intimate engagement at Venus Cabaret commemorates the 50th anniversary of Garland's passing and invites audiences to raise a glass to the birth of the Pride movement.

In addition to headlining concert stages nationwide, Ingersoll won acclaim for her superb portrayal of Garland in the play End of the Rainbow, including Chicago's Jeff Award and LA Times Woman of the Year in Theatre. Chicago Sun-Times exclaims, “Phenomenal. Judy Garland has been reborn.” Songs include "Over the Rainbow," "Get Happy," and "The Man That Got Away.” Presented by Artists Lounge Live and Mercury Theater Chicago.

GET HAPPY: ANGELA INGERSOLL SINGS JUDY GARLAND runs June 20 through 30, 2019. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 3:30pm. Tickets are priced at $65 and are available online at, by phone at 773.325.1700, or in person at the Mercury Theater Box Office, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago. More information is available online HERE.

LA Times cheers, “Ingersoll has incandescent star power.” Angela Ingersoll headlines concert stages nationwide with her Emmy Award-nominated performance, Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland, as seen on PBS. Ingersoll is also known for her stunning portrayal of Garland in the play End of the Rainbow (Chicago: Porchlight Music Theatre; Los Angeles: La Mirada Theatre, Laguna Playhouse; St Louis: Max & Louie Productions). Her star turn earned acclaim including Chicago's Jeff Award, a Broadway World Award, and LA Times Woman of the Year in Theatre. Attracting the attention of Garland’s family, Ingersoll partnered with Garland’s son onstage for Joey Luft and Angela Ingersoll Celebrate Judy Garland. Other credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Hedy LaRue, Jeff Award nomination) at Marriott Theatre; and work with Paramount Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Northlight, Drury Lane, Writers, Steppenwolf, The Second City, and Goodman Theatre. Other TV: Chicago PD. Other concerts: The 12 Dames of Christmas. Angela and husband Michael Ingersoll produce the Artists Lounge Live concert series.

About Artists Lounge Live
Artists Lounge Live is a dynamic concert series featuring popular music of yesterday performed live by tremendous talent of today. Rising stars of stage and screen pay homage to the icons that influenced them in emotional evenings of storytelling and song. In addition to showcasing superb musicianship, powerful storytelling sets Artists Lounge Live apart. Shows explore the lives of icons with empathy and delve into the landscape of America when the music was being made. Headliners are not impersonators; rather, they are the artistic descendants of the icon they cover. By sharing their gratitude, the artists offer audiences a piece of their heart. Artists Lounge Live hopes that as you fall in love with the music all over again, you’ll also fall in love with the featured artist and their dedication to keeping your music alive for the next generation. Producer/performer Michael Ingersoll states, “Popular music is our shared heritage and we honor it the best way we know how: by gathering together to enjoy live entertainment. We believe in the restorative power of live entertainment, for both the individual and the community.”

About Mercury Theater Chicago
The beautifully renovated Mercury Theater Chicago is located in the heart of the Southport Corridor at 3745 North Southport Avenue, within a sophisticated neighborhood of restaurants and boutiques just steps from Wrigley Field. A delightful destination, Mercury Theater Chicago is a live-theater seating 290 people, adjoining Venus Cabaret Theater (seating 80). Guests are taken care of from the moment they arrive with valet service and luxe farm-to-table dining at its adjoining restaurant, Grassroots.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

ACT OUT: Gravity Defying LEO Two Days Only


Tickets for This Internationally Acclaimed, Best of the Edinburgh Festival Winner Are Now On Sale to the General Public

Elgin Community College (ECC) Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Dr, Elgin, Ill. presents the Chicago area premiere of the internationally renowned Circle of Eleven's critically-acclaimed one-man gravity defying show "LEO," Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

"LEO," starring the multi-talented performer Tobias Wegner is a surprising, hilarious, and moving show sure to be a hit with audiences age 8 to 80. Based on an original idea by and performed by Wegner and directed by Daniel Brière, "LEO" uses an ingenious combination of stage design and video projections to create an unexpected environment for extraordinary feats of acrobatic theater in which "our hero" literally loses his sense of gravity and departs on a logic-defying adventure. .

"LEO" is the newest creation of the Berlin-based production company Circle of Eleven. Directed by the Montréal-based actor and director Daniel Brière, it won several major awards at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe festival including the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the Three Weeks Editors Award and The Scotsman Fringe First Award. When "LEO" made its U.S. debut in New York City this past January Time Out New York called it “an eye-teasing, grin-inducing, deeply impressive work of sustained absurdist magic”
and The New York Post raved, "Alternately funny and poetic... 'LEO' soars."

The ECC Arts Center engagement is the only Chicago area site currently scheduled for the "LEO" fall 2012 North American Tour.

Tobias Wegner (performer/creator) completed his acrobatic training at the Belgium University of Contemporary Circus Arts (E.S.A.C.) in Brussels. His professional career has taken him to, among other places, Brazil, Spain, and India. He has also performed at the Southbank Centre (London), the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (Paris), the Schauspiel Frankfurt, and the Staatsoper unter den Linden (Berlin). In 2008, Tobias won the European competition "Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe" with the project AIUAIO and his own company of the same name.

Daniel Brière (director) is co-artistic director of the Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental in Montreal, where he has created new work since 2003. He has directed more than 20 theater productions, including "LÉO," which was created in Berlin, won three awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has since toured to New York, New Zealand, Singapore, Brazil, and elsewhere. As an actor, Brière has appeared in film and played a variety of roles in Quebec and overseas. His television include the popular TV comedy "The Parent Family," for which he was awarded the 2011 Artis Prize for a male lead.
The design team includes Flavia Hevia (set and lighting design), Heiko Kalmbach (video design); Ingo Panke (animation); and Heather McCrimmon (costume design). Creative Producer is Gregg Parks.

Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here or at the ECC box office located in the arts center. Box office hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. To purchase tickets by phone, call 847-622-0300. All major credit cards are accepted.

For more information about the ECC Arts Center, visit Video clips of upcoming artists and events can be found at Connect and talk to the arts center on Standing Room Only, a blog at The arts center also can be followed on Twitter at Become a fan of the arts center on Facebook at

"LEO" makes its Chicago area premiere at the ECC Arts Center 
1700 Spartan Dr,
Elgin, Ill. 
Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. 

"LEO" is appropriate for theatre goers of all ages and recommended for those 8 and up. 

Tickets are $33 for adults / $20 for children 12 and under and on sale now to the general public.

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