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Jodi Sings Judy

Thursdays-Saturdays through Dec. 22, VAC


Hollywood annihilates its young, and the child celebrities it has damaged are legion. Among the most famous of its victims is Judy Garland, whose struggles with drugs and her mental health nearly overshadowed an iconic career. In 1963, Garland starred in a Christmas special that laid bare the ravages of her lifetime of stardom, and her unrivaled talent as a singer and actress. Starting on Thursday, Nov. 29, her legacy will live on with Jodi Sings Judy, starring Jodi Eichelberger. Known in Boise as a creative force behind Story Story Night and Surel's Place, Eichelberger was on the original Broadway cast of Avenue Q, and knows his way around a stage. Featuring guest performances by Thomas Paul and Leta Harris Neustaedter, this Alley Repertory Theater production brings a fittingly irreverent take to one of the most revered performers—and performances—ever.