Singer and pianist KERRY HART BIENEMAN pays tribute to the work of musical giant Judy Garland in a concert titled C’MON GET HAPPY on May 12th and 13th at Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove. Often described as one of the world’s greatest performers, Garland was an international star who won multiple awards for her work in film, television, and recording. C’MON GET HAPPY will showcase many of the singer’s most famous and beloved musical triumphs.
A favorite of Sunset audiences, Kerry Hart Bieneman is an accomplished performer who currently serves as Music Director for the theater’s popular Musical MainStage Concert Series and has been featured in several of its SideNotes Cabarets. With a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University, she recently worked with Skylight Music Theatre as music director for its critically-acclaimed production of TALES OF HOFFMANN.
Joining Bieneman on the Furlan Auditorium stage will be internationally-celebrated singer-songwriter and pianist JOHNNY RODGERS. Rodgers’ many credits include worldwide tours for the U.S. Department of State, as well as performance awards from numerous theaters and cabarets across the country. He also adds a personal element to the show, having spent 18 years as Music Director and singer for Garland’s daughter, Liza Minnelli.
Bieneman and Rodgers will pay homage to Garland and her exceptional career with a lineup of songs that includes “The Man That Got Away,” “You Made Me Love You,” and “The Trolley Song.”
Mother’s Day weekend performances of C’MON GET HAPPY: A JUDY GARLAND TRIBUTE are May 12th at 7:30 p.m. and May 13th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by visiting staging.sunsetplayhouse.flywheelsites.com or calling the box office at 262-782-4430.