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THEATER AT MASON PRESENTS JENELLE LYNN RANDALL'S  “YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME: A TRIBUTE TO JAZZ LEGEND NANCY WILSON” AT HARRIS THEATRE ON FEB. 8 AT 8PM

January 18, 2013
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THEATER AT MASON

PRESENTS

JENELLE LYNN RANDALL

 “YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME: A TRIBUTE TO JAZZ LEGEND NANCY WILSON”

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Harris Theatre, George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus

 

            FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 18, 2013 – George Mason University alumna Jenelle Lynn Randall returns to Mason for a sizzling performance titled, “You’re Gonna Hear from Me,” a stunning tribute to jazz legend Nancy Wilson, at Harris Theatre on Mason’s Fairfax Campus on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. This event is sponsored by University Life and the Friends of Theater at Mason.

            A native of southern New Jersey, Randall was a jazz enthusiast from childhood. Following her graduation from Mason’s theater program, she moved to Japan to sing jazz, where she met and performed with three-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist and self-proclaimed “song stylist,” Nancy Wilson, who has enchanted audiences for more than half a century with her inimitable voice and fantastic performances of jazz, blues, cabaret and pop music. Now living and working in Los Angeles, Randall brings it all back home to George Mason University, where she performs this special tribute honoring a living jazz legend.

            Randall lived in New York City for a decade and appeared in such Broadway shows as “All Shook Up” and “Brooklyn the Musical.” Her regional credits include “Dreamgirls,” “Once on This Island,” “Smokey Joe’s Café,” “Beehive” and “The Wiz.” Her television credits include “The Cosby Show,” “Judging Amy,” “All My Children,” “Law & Order” and “Boardwalk Empire.” Randall has performed all across the world, including on cruise ships, and recently returned from Australia, where she portrayed Sister Rosetta Tharpe in “Last Man Standing.”

Tickets to “You’re Gonna Hear from Me” are$15 general admission and $10 for students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups. Purchase online at cfa.gmu.edu or by calling 888-945-2468. A limited number of free tickets are available to Mason students (with a valid Mason student ID) at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts box office. Tickets to the post-show onstage reception are $10 and can be purchased by contacting Kate Leeds-Brody at 703-993-4749 or kleeds1@gmu.edu.

 

About the College of Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance and Art, the Department of Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.

 

About George Mason University

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University – Where Innovation Is Tradition.