"Heart Like a Wheel - Celebrating the Recordings of Linda Ronstadt" pays tribute to this amazing performer. The multi-award winning Ronstadt is one of the only popular vocalists who excelled in multiple genres and is one of the most versatile and commercially successful singers in US history.
The show follows her career from the beginning to present, and celebrates her extraordinary voice through the mulit-platinum and unforgettable hits such as “You’re No Good”, “When Will I Be Loved” and “Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me”; the R&B hits “Ooh, Baby, Baby” and “I Don’t Know Much” and the heartbreaking ballads “Heart Like a Wheel”, “Blue Bayou” and “Desperado”. In addition, the show will pay homage to the lush and magnificent albums Ronstadt recorded with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.
This show is fun and rockin’; sweet and heart breaking and will take the audience on the musical ride of Linda Ronstadt’s diverse career.
Both of these songs [Pass By the Bay and Thread of Steel from "Standing at the Moment"] highlight the fine vocal talents of Leslie Ellis, whose voice is so natural that you'll swear you've heard it before. - David Schultz, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
"Leslie Ellis' Grizabella, can actualy inspire goose bumps when her voice soars powerully in the musical's best song, 'Memory'. It's a show stopper." -Linda Sherbert, review of CATS, The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
"During the bridge Ellis drops to her knees in a defeated posture. But when she hit the strong, high notes of the song's final stanza, rising to her feet, the audience could not contian itself and interrupted the song with applause. At the end of the number there was more applause and a chorus of bravos from the capacity crowd." - Perry Stewart, Star-Telegram
"Leslie Ellis is haunting as Grizabella the Glamour Cat." William A. Henry III, Time Magazine
Heart Like a Wheel/Poor Poor Pitiful Me
You're No Good
Keep Me from Blowing Away
Long, Long, Time
When Will I Be Loved
If He’s Ever Near
Back in the USA
That’ll Be the Day
I’ve Got a Crush on You
When You Wish Upon a Star
I Get Along Without You Very Well
Somewhere Out There - Duet
Just One Look
Silver Threads and Golden Needles
All I Need To Know - Duet
Heart Ache Tonight
Love Has No Pride
Love is a Rose
Hurt So Bad