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Kelly Howe is Linda Ronstadt in Just One Look


Kelly Howe is Linda Ronstadt in Just One Look

presented by The Midnight Company 

at Blue Strawberry

"JUST ONE LOOK is just one night of exceptional music. It's a nostalgic rock 'n roll cabaret performance that is uniquely driven by a theatrical narrative and it works on every level...But it is Kelly Howe's phenomenal delivery of Ronstadt's tunes that make for a most enjoyable night in a cabaret venue." - Jim Lindhorst,

"That this production is taking place at the Blue Strawberry adds to the fun. This isn’t the sort of intricately plotted play that requires audiences to sit still and focus. Instead, Howe’s beautiful vocals invite us to lean back, relax with a cocktail and remember the music we took for granted on the soundtrack of our youths. That the cabaret-style venue allows audiences to get dinner first, and keep drinking throughout the show, provides an apropos intimacy that only puts Howe’s talents in higher relief. But sitting in the postively packed cabaret, with hits breaking over you like a tidal wave, you might fool your yourself into thinking you're seeing Ronstadt at the height of her powers in an inimate venue." - Sarah Fenske, Riverfront Times 

Simple Girl. Storybook Career. Sensational Music.
Linda Ronstadt ruled the pop charts and filled stadiums in the 70’s and 80’s. The reigning rock goddess of her era, she later took on light opera - Gilbert and Sullivan on Broadway - and The Great American Songbook with Nelson Riddle. Her involvement in social issues accelerated during her relationship with California Governor Jerry Brown, then running for President. But for Linda, it was always a search for the next great song. Kelly Howe will portray Linda Ronstadt and sing her sensational songs.  
In St. Louis, Howe has been seen in THE APHRA BEHN FESTIVAL (SATE), SWEAT (The Black Rep) and RODNEY’S WIFE (Midnight).  Joe Hanrahan, Midnight’s Artistic Director, will write and direct the show and will appear as a veteran Rock journalist who finally gets to interview his unrequited love.  Miranda Jagels Felix will Assistant Direct.  She directed Kelly Howe for THE APHRA BEHN FESTIVAL, assistant directed and performed for THE GOOD SHIP ST. LOUIS (Upstream), performed in HAG-SEED (Prison Performing Arts and will assistant direct UNCLE VANYA (The Actors Studio) in February.
The JUST ONE LOOK Band will be led by Music Director/Pianist Curt Landes. Curt has played with Chuck Berry, Albert King, Glenn Campbell, John Hartford and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared at numerous national and local music festivals.  Tom Maloney will be on guitar and bass.  Tom was the Music Director the an international Johnnie Johnson tour.  He’s played with everybody from Jerry Vale to Homesick James, and recently co-wrote and produced Jeremiah Johnson’s #1 song on the Billboard Blues Chart, HiFi Drive.  And Mark Rogers will handle percussion and provide backup vocals.  Mark co-founded many local bands, including Street Corner Symphony, Walnut Park Athletic Club and The Heaters.  He proudly claims that he’s used the same drum set since 1968, and the same milk can as a drum stool since 1973.