Joel Markowitz interviews Tina Fabrique, star of Ella
Tina sings and swings and her scat-tacular performance as The First Lady of Song has local critics raving.
Joel Markowitz and Tina Fabrique chat about her connection to Ella Fitzgerald, and her involvement with this show, going back to its premiere in Hartford, Connecticut in 2005. Tina discusses the art of scatting and sings a little for us.
Find out why local critics and sold out audiences are standing and cheering Tina’s performance as the immortal Ella Fitzgerald in Arena Stage’s production of Ella, playing now in Arena’s new Crystal City digs.
It don’t mean a thing ‘til you hear Tina sing!
For Debbie Minter Jackson’s review of Ella, click here.
Another excellent interview, Joel! I hope that all the people get a chance to listen to it. For one thing, they will discover where to take Ms Fabrique to dinner in Crystal City for her birthday. She sounds like a down-to-earth, delightful person. I especially found her description of how she keeps her voice healthy. The young actors out there could learn a thing or three about that. Hearing her sing was a treat. For sure, I plan to see Ella.