“Katy Gentry is Judy Garland LIVE!”

7:30 p.m., July 6 & 7, and 4 p.m., July 8, The Cat Theatre

(Photo courtesy Actors Theatre of Indiana and Ed Stewart)

“Katy Gentry is Judy Garland LIVE!” is the third show in the Magic Thread Cabaret 2017-18 season, proudly staged as a resident company of The Cat Theatre, a 120-seat venue on Veterans Way in Carmel, positioned between the lively Carmel Arts and Design District and much-anticipated Monon Boulevard.

Fans will enjoy an unforgettable evening or afternoon with the talented and accomplished Central Indiana native, Katy Gentry, as she recreates performances by legendary superstar Judy Garland, accompanied by music director and pianist-composer Dustin Klein, bassist Greg Wolff and drummer Christian Starnes.

Katy Gentry has made her home on professional theatre stages for over 25 years. She first stepped foot in Judy Garland’s shoes when she originated the role in the Actors Theatre of Indiana premiere of “Beyond the Rainbow” in 2007, joining ATI’s reprisal of the show in 2017 to play 38-year-old Judy Garland in her iconic 1961 Carnegie Hall performance. Mesmerizing audiences with the look, mannerisms and voice of Judy, Gentry moved some audience members to tears and all to their feet, earning her a theatre critic’s Mitty Award for “Most Impressive Actress in a Lead Role.” She was an original cast member in the world-premiere Johnny Cash musical “Ring of Fire” with Fireside Dinner Theatre and Circa ‘21 Playhouse, performing to sold-out audiences. Gentry has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in leading and supporting vocal roles, sharing the stage with many acclaimed Broadway performers and recording artists. Other notable Equity theatre credits include “The Odd Couple” (Gwendolyn), “Nunsense” (Sister Amnesia), “The Taffetas” (Cheryl), and “The Wizard of Oz” (Chorus/Dorothy u/s). On request from acclaimed composer and arranger, Greg Gilpin, Katy made her debut at Carnegie Hall in 2012 in the role of Dorothy in the world premiere of Gilpin’s arrangement of “The Wizard of Oz” in the “Reflections of Life” concert hosted by Clay Aiken.