Uptown Players presents End of the Rainbow
Uptown Players begins its 2016 season with the regional premiere of the 2012 Tony Award nominated musical, End of the Rainbow.
Written by Peter Quilter, End of the Rainbow is a musical drama of Judy Garland's "come-back" concerts during December 1968. With a six-week booking at London's Talk of the Town, it looks like Judy Garland (Janelle Lutz) is set firmly on the comeback trail. The failed marriages, the suicide attempts and the addictions are all behind her. At 46-years old and with new flame Mickey Deans (Alex Ross) at her side, she seems determined to carry it off and recapture her magic. But lasting happiness always eludes some people, and there was never any answer to the question with which Judy ended every show: "If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh, why, can't I?" End of the Rainbow is a savagely funny drama featuring a glorious ensemble of Judy Garland hits and infused with the glamour and the melancholy of stardom.
The Uptown Players production stars Janelle Lutz (The Boy from Oz) as Judy Garland and Alex Ross as Mickey Deans. The production also stars Christopher Curtis and Paul J. Williams and is under the direction of Cheryl Denson with Adam C. Wright as music director.