This Spring there are several lectures about Judy Garland being planned across the country.
Here is a sampling of a few of the more important lectures and musical events that will be taking place. This list is a work in progress so if you have any Garland events scheduled for this summer let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see about including your event in this listing.
JUDY GARLAND AMERICA'S SWEETHEART
A Robert Wyatt Lecture.
Spanning forty-five years of achievement with vaudeville, films, TV specials and voluminous concert extravaganzas, Judy Garland thrilled audiences who adored her stunning intellect. Film clips will be abundant, starting with The Broadway Melody of 1938, the following year’s gems, The Wizard of Oz and Babes in Arms, and moving through 1944 blockbuster Meet Me in St. Louis, The Harvey Girls, Cole Porter’s gem-ridden The Pirate of 1948 and the sizzling A Star is Born, the 1954 masterwork which became her last bravura film.
When: May 4, 2013
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: Highfield Hall
56 Highfield Drive
Phone: 508-495- 1878 ext 2
JUDY GARLAND, HOLLYWOOD'S GREATEST FEMALE STAR
Fred Miller-A Lecture In Song
Judy Garland was a doe eyed, ordinary looking American girl with a genius for singing.
No one ever entranced an audience as she did over the 15 years she was MGM's leading lady
and thereafter, when she proved herself to be arguably the world's most electrifying live
Born In A Trunk as she recounted so memorably in A Star Is Born, Garland was the
ultimate "show business baby."
Few performers created the infectous kinship with a live audience that she did, and her place
in our collective memory has taken on full blown cult status.
This lecture in song on Judy Garland pays full tribute to this alternately fragile and overwhelming
performer-the endearing, enduring waif who continues to eclipse all the competition.
When: May 17, 2013
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: McAuley Community Arts Center
900 Lakewood Ave
Cost: $37.00 per person, includes a multi-coursde dinner and presentation.
Limited seating, reservations required.
THE JUDY GARLAND DUETS
Featuring Rob Dorn and Laura Freeman
Two of Chicago's premiere cabaret vocalists, Rob Dorn and Laura Freeman perform in “The Judy Garland Duets.” Join this musical tour-de-force as they pay tribute to one of the top entertainers of the twentieth century and her famous duets with such luminaries as Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, the one and only Mickey Rooney and many others. Not only is this a retrospective of Garland's career, but of classic, nostalgic Hollywood.
When: June 9, 2013
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: Hoagland Center For The Arts
420 South 6th Street
JUDY GARLAND, THE ONE, THE ONLY
A lecture by Marc Courtade
Fred Astaire called Judy Garland “The greatest entertainer who ever lived.” Her career began as a child performer in vaudeville, leading to one of the most highly-regarded careers in film musicals. Her later triumphs included legendary concerts and television specials. Her untimely death cannot diminish the memory of her talent and the joy she still brings to millions. There is Garland and there is everybody else.
When: July 24, 2013
Time: 12:00 P.M.
Location: 92Y Tribeca
200 Hudson Street
New York, NY
JUDY IN PERSON
A performance By Gregoire Aubert
There is a mystery about Judy Garland, the way she lived, the way she died and, more than forty years after her death, she remains an icon to a very diverse audience. I’ve been fascinated by Garland since 2007. Of course I cherished ‘The Wizard of Oz’ when I was a child, of course I cried when I first saw ‘A Star is Born’ but only recently did I discover the magnitude of Judy Garland’s career, the ups and downs of her private and public lives, her amazing tenacity and the incredible human being she was…
So, I decided to make a show, a tribute for the fortieth anniversary of her death in 2009. It was like a sketch, a first attempt to know and make other people know about Judy. I portrayed a fan in his bedroom, making up, imitating her and singing in memory of her… Then, I think I got caught by Garland, probably because I could express myself through her, and I decided to make a second show, this time as Judy Garland, in 2010. There would be no other role than Judy herself, the show was following the path from her birth to her death and was intertwined with songs and quotes from people who knew her…
“A monumental biographical tribute to a monumental biographical woman…”
And, here we are, in 2013 with a THIRD show! I have found out I still have the necessity to talk about/through Judy. This show focuses on her attempts to write her memoirs. Set as a press conference in a hotel, the lovely New Steine Hotel, Judy reveals herself, her childhood in Vaudeville, how she became addicted to amphetamines and sleeping pills at the age of fourteen, her career at MGM, the concert years, her rebirth after an almost fatal illness, her TV series and the last years of errand, sublime successes and tragic failures. The main line of the press conference gets diverted when flash backs, intimate recordings, songs and scenes from her films start to interfere… Behind the “so-called-Legend” will be shown the clever, unsure, hilarious Woman and Artist.
- When: May 2-June 2, 2013
- Time: Times vary depending on the day of the week. Please check poster or venue.
- Location: Brighton Fringe Festival 2013
- New Steine Hotel, 10 New Steine, BrightonPhone: 01273 681546 / 695415Website: www.gregoireaubert.com