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Aretha: A Tribute

Capathia Jenkins stands in a city street. She is wearing a bright gold, white and blue top and she is looking powerfully off to her left.

 A Tribute to the Queen of Soul, this program features Broadway sensation Capathia Jenkins performing such iconic hits as “Respect,” “Think,” “A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” and many others.

The Performers

New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Chelsea Tipton, II,Principal Pops Conductor
Capathia Jenkins, guest vocalist

Capathia Jenkins is wearing a lavender lace dress and is singing at a microphone on a stage. Her right hand is partially raised into a fist. The Brooklyn-born and raised actress Capathia Jenkins most recently starred as ‘Medda’ in the hit Disney production of Newsies’ on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson. She then starred in the Off-Broadway 2000 revival of Godspell, where she wowed audiences with her stirring rendition of ‘Turn Back, O Man’ which can still be heard on the original cast recording. She returned to Broadway in The Look of Love. Ms. Jenkins then created the roles of ‘The Washing Machine’ in Caroline, Or Change and ‘Frieda May’ in Martin Short-Fame becomes me where she sang ‘Stop the Show’ and brought the house down every night.  In 2007 she went back to Off-Broadway and starred in (mis) Understanding Mammy-The Hattie McDaniel Story for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. She was also seen in Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Her television credits include 30 Rock, the Practice, Law & Order SVU, the Sopranos, Law & Order. She can be seen in the film ‘Musical Chairs’  and can be heard on the soundtracks of Nine, Chicago, and Legally Blonde 2.


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Tickets to this concert range in price from $15-69 for adults; free for kids under 18 with the purchase of an adult ticket; and $10 for students or additional kid tickets.

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Friday • June 2
7:30 pm
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Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, Connecticut (CT) 06515
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