A FREDDIE MERCURY JAZZ TRIBUTE
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Courtney Freed’s one-woman show "Mercury Rising" highlights Freddie Mercury's incredible range and dynamic stage presence through vocal driven jazz arrangements. Freed also brings to light the life experiences that shaped his talent and ultimately led to his untimely AIDS related death in 1991. "Mercury Rising" is not simply a concert of Queen’s music, but rather an homage paid to Mercury through the art of cabaret storytelling and a fresh musical take on his most beloved songs.
"If you've seen Freed before, you already know what a captivating performer she is. In this show, she positively dazzles, and not just because she's wearing a dress made entirely out of silver sequins. On opening night, from the moment she came out and sang the first few notes of "Take My Breath Away," Freed had the audience in the palm of her hand."
-- Krista Garver, Broadway World
"The main attraction is Freed herself, who is a whirlwind of excitement as she travels through more than a dozen songs of Mercury’s, lead singer of Queen, as he travels, through Freed’s extraordinary vocal range, the “road[s] not taken.”
--Dennis Sparks, Reviewer