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Showbiz Nation LIVE! Interview with ANGELA INGERSOLL
One of Chicago’s most talented entertainers, ANGELA INGERSOLL discusses her critically hailed performance as Judy Garland in Porchlight Music Theatre’s sold out production of Peter Quilter’s END OF THE RAINBOW, which has been extended until December 9th, 2016 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago.
Angela Ingersoll is the recipient of two Jeff Award nominations, two Ostrander Award nominations, and four Ostrander Awards. Chicago credits include End of the Rainbow (Judy Garland); The Secret Garden (Martha-Jeff Award nomination) at Porchlight Music Theatre; How To Succeed in Business… (Hedy LaRue) at Marriott Theatre; Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits (Titania/Kate), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Quickly), Macbeth (Witch), Richard III (Lady Anne), The Comedy of Errors (Luciana) at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; The Game’s Afoot (Daria), The 39 Steps (Annabella/Pamela/Margaret) at Drury Lane Theatre; The Mistress Cycle (Anais Nin-Jeff Award nomination) at Apple Tree, Auditorium Theatre; and South Pacific (Nellie) at Light Opera Works. Regional credits include The Great Gatsby (Myrtle) at Indiana Repertory Theatre; Carousel (Julie) at Madison Rep; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle-Ostrander Award), Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy-Ostrander Award), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth-Ostrander Award), Bat Boy: The Musical (Shelley-Ostrander Award), Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit-Ostrander Award nomination), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza-Ostrander Award nomination), Nine (Carla), The Philadelphia Story (Tracy Lord), and The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy) at Playhouse on the Square. Comedy credits include The Second City Hollywood and Comedy Central Stage. Television credits include Chicago PD on NBC. Angela and husband Michael Ingersoll produce the Artist Lounge Live concert series. Original concert credits include Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine at Metropolis, etc; I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues: A Salute to Ella, Judy, and Patsy (Herself/Judy Garland) at Paramount Theatre, etc; My Baby Just Cares For Me (opposite Michael Ingersoll) at Northlight Theatre, etc; and her solo impressions show The 12 Dames of Christmas at Elgin Arts Center, etc. angelaingersoll.com
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Porchlight Music Theatre announces the extension of the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, now closing Friday, Dec. 9, featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as “Judy Garland,” direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as “Anthony,” at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Previews are Friday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Nov 7 at 1:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The new additional extended performances are Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. There are matinee performances Thursday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. NOTE: *There is no Thursday 7:30 p.m. performance November 10 and 24. Tickets for previews are $38 and for the regular run $45 – $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.
End of the Rainbow also features Felipe Jorge as ”The Radio Interviewer/The Porter/The ASM.”
The End of the Rainbow production team includes: Christopher Rhoton, scenic designer; Bill Morey, costume designer; Shelley Strasser Holland, lighting designer; Ross Hoppe, projection designer; Mealah Heidenreich, properties designer; Robert Hornbostel, sound designer; Christopher Pazdernik, assistant director and Alex Rhyan, production manager.
Subscriptions to the entire season or Porchlight’s series, Porchlight Revisits, are currently on sale as well as single tickets for the entire season. Subscriptions are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling 773.777.9884. Groups of ten or more may receive discounts on tickets purchased via Group Theater Tix at 312.423.6612 or grouptheatertix.com.