The Re-opening of the Capri Theater promises to be a grand and memorable finale to its "Legends" concert series with “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Joe Williams” at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21 at 2027 West Broadway, Minneapolis.
Featured vocalists Debbie Duncan, Charmin Michelle, Dennis Spears backed by Rick Carlson and the Wolverines Classic Jazz Trio will close this “Legends” series tribute.
With a mix of the steamy and sultry Lena’s Stormy Weather, Ella’s feisty and unforgettable rendition of Mack the Knife and Joe Williams’ bluesy licks on Count Basie’s arrangement of Deed I Do, you will find yourself transported back in time to hot Harlem nights at the Cotton Club.
It’s fitting that Debbie Duncan, Charmin Michelle, Dennis Spears, and the Wolverines are the featured performers for this special occasion. Their June 2007 performance at the Capri launched the first “Legends” concert, which has expanded to an annual series presented by Plymouth Christian Youth Center.
The red carpet will be rolled out at the Capri for the Saturday night Grand Re-Opening, and the evening will feature fun surprises and an elegant post-concert reception. A second show on Sunday will also include refreshments following the show.
Concertgoers will be among the first to experience the theater’s recent renovations, including enhanced sound and stage lighting, curtains and fresh paint and new house lighting in the auditorium. The lobby is being expanded and remodeled with a stunning new color palette and carpeting. A retrofitted marquee with new reader boards and LED lighting now shines over West Broadway.
Tickets for Saturday’s concert are $25 & $20 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets for Sunday’s matinee are $15. To order call Uptown Tix at (651) 209-6799 or thecapritheater.org.