Thursday, Feb 21, 2019, 2:00 pm
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA
“Judy Garland” is an engaging one-hour review of the life and fabulous career of the Girl from Oz! It analyzes the genius of Judy Garland, a show business dynamo of unparalleled gifts. During the program, an informative discussion is teamed with a PowerPoint presentation that includes fascinating archival photos, many of which harken back to the delightful motion pictures in which Judy starred, such as “The Wizard of Oz,” “For Me and My Gal,” “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “Easter Parade” and “A Star Is Born.” And, of course, the evening is highlighted by the sounds of many of her hit recordings, such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Trolley Song,” “Get Happy” and “The Man That Got Away.”
Bruce Hambro is a history teacher, as well as a student of the American entertainment industry. He has always been enchanted by the magic of Judy Garland. Mr. Hambro believes that no other female musical performer in the history of show business has ever matched Judy’s brilliance in the areas of singing, dancing and acting. Her signature, of course, was her incredible facility to pack heartrending emotion into so many classic songs, that the listener couldn’t help but love her!