A Star Is Born
Company: Hilton Arts Festival
Wela Kapelas’ production A STAR IS BORN -THE RISE AND FALL OF JUDY GARLAND has played to sell out audience at the Umtiza Festival and received an Ovation award at the National Arts Festival in Makanda.
Garland’s career began at the age of two and a half and at the age of thirteen she signed her first movie contract. “The Wizard of Oz” earned her an Oscar at seventeen… by forty seven she was dead. How did
Hollywood’s brightest star dim so fast?
Garland was Hollywood’s queen of the comebacks. Whenever her career and personal life hit rock bottom, she would stage a spectacular comeback and, again, hit the big time. The multi-Grammy-winning recording of her Carnegie Hall performance, is still regarded as the single greatest live album by a singer of popular American standards. A Star is Born is the Judy Garland story told thru song.
Featuring Kerry Hiles and directed by Amanda Bothma