"Meet Me in Kansas City"

Jessica Dressler

Saturday, November 12, 2022

3:30 PM

Wine reception to follow

PURCHASE TICKETS

Selections will include:

 

When You're Smiling

The Trolley Song

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart

Come Rain or Come Shine

The Man that Got Away

After You've Gone

San Francisco

You're Nearer

Meet Me In St. Louis

BIOGRAPHY

The Charlotte House Series is thrilled to welcome for the first time Kansas City-based singer Jessica Dressler to premier "Meet Me in Kansas City," a concert that will highlight some of Judy Garland's most acclaimed songs, most of which were performed at Garland's Carnegie Hall debut on April 23, 1961.

As a Kansas City native, Jessica Dressler has performed in countless theatrical productions over the last 20 years, and is best known as a charismatic actress with Late Night Theatre, Kansas City's own drag parody theatre company, which she co-produces with Ron Megee. Most notably, she is known for her insatiable character, Dirty Dorothy, the drag show hostess extraordinaire. The concept Dressler portrays is that of Dorothy coming back to Oz with a new, redefined perspective, one that’s perhaps not so “small and meek.” Needless to say, Dorothy is certainly not in Kansas anymore during these incredibly entertaining performances. Dressler’s fascination with this renowned character has naturally led her to create a long-standing career as a Judy Garland vocal impersonator. Dressler is thrilled to share some of her favorite Judy songs with a Charlotte House Series audience and to open the Series' fifth season.

EVENT TIMELINE:

3:30 - 3:55 - Arrive and mingle

4:00 - Concert

5:00 - 6:00 - Performer meet & greet 

     

A wine reception with light hors d'oeuvres will be provided after the concert