Celia Slattery has had a storied career of mixing music and monologue into exuberantly theatrical form. —Shaun McNamara, Metronome Magazine
Though it is clear that she is an accomplished singer and storyteller, her technique never upstages the story. —Phil Maddocks, Natick Bulletin and Tab
offers a thought- provoking and inspirational journey through the lives and music of some of the most influential women singers and songwriters of the 20th century. In this one-woman musical show, singer/ actress Celia Slattery performs songs by Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, Carole King, Joan Baez, and others. She weaves together a compelling narrative, exploring how these figures were affected by the issues of their times, and how they in turn brought about change through their enduring music.
First Ladies of Jazz and Pop can be accompanied by a for voice majors in contemporary popular vocal styles. We’ll look at the innovative jazz phrasing of singers like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, and learn some techniques for vocal improvisation. The class will explore how popular voice production differs from classical technique, and will discuss how the early jazz and blues artists influenced the distinctive styles found in contemporary pop and rock. There will be an opportunity for a limited number of performers to sing and receive coaching.
. . . talented! —Steve Morse, Boston Globe
. . . Celia Slattery [uses her] life story to find universal truths about survival, strength,growth, and hope. —Terry Byrne, Boston Herald
Never bland but always humane, Slattery’s music touches not only the ears but the heart. —Leisure Weekly, NH
is an actress/singer and master voice and performance teacher who has given performances and workshops everywhere from Scullers Jazz Club and the Montreal Fringe Festival to Wellesley College and the New England Conservatory. Her previous one-woman show, Moving Target, told a personal story about growing up in the ’60s and ’70s that The Boston Globe called A One-Woman ‘Hair’.