Tickets on Sale for Season Opener at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center

Experience the life of Newport News native Ella Fitzgerald through song as the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center opens its 2021-2022 season next week. Female vocalists from across Hampton Roads lead a musical journey through Ella’s most memorable performances in a live production of “I Am Ella” on Friday, September 10. 
The show, produced by Kensie Butler, was first brought to the center’s Ella Fitzgerald Stage in 2016, receiving rave reviews. Local vocalists, including Nakia Madry-Smith, Michon David, Titus Dudley, Ahisa Henry-Johnson, Joselyn Best and other talent from across Southeastern Virginia will leave audiences in awe. Guests will also enjoy a special appearance by Brittany Wright.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on the I am Ella Eventbrite page. The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is located at 2410 Wickham Avenue. For more information, please visit or 757-247-8950.