San Francisco jazz vocalist Kim Nalley stars in the world premiere of her new musical Ella: The American Dream." Nalley penned this Ella Fitzgerald tribute, a quintessential rags to riches story that takes audiences back to 1930's Harlem, Savoy Ballroom and birth of the swing era.
Based on new historical findings about Ella Fitzgerald's humble beginnings, this production will have audiences snappin' their fingers, feeling optimistic and yearning for more with its original music, jazz standards and Lindy Hop dancing.
The show opens on New Year's Eve, December 31 at the Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma and continues with performances through January 17, 2010.
New Year's Eve tickets are $55 to $60. Tickets for performances through Jan. 17 are $28 to $35. Call 707-763-8920.