Marjie Shrimpton stunned with a musical tribute to her hometown hero...
— Cabaret Scenes Magazine, Jan. 31, 2018

What Would Judy Do?

Marjie Shrimpton invites you to forget your troubles and join her for a night inspired by the legendary Judy Garland. Weaving stories and songs from Judy’s life and her own, throughout the evening Marjie attempts to answer the big question: “What Would Judy Do” (or sing) if she were trying to chase our cares away in 2018?

Marjie premiered What Would Judy Do?, directed and co-conceived by Michael Pesce, in January 2018 to a sold-out audience at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre in New York, NY, featuring Max Gordon (The Band's Visit) on keys and vocal guests Lauren Patten (Fun Home) and Daniel Emond (Great Comet). She received wide praise, earning a review from Cabaret Scenes Magazine saying, “Shrimpton really shined, showing her magnificent potential as a performer.” 

Last fall, Marjie was thrilled to bring her show back home to Minnesota! In Grand Rapids, hometown to both she and Judy, she performed on her home stage at The Reif Center, accompanied by local pianist Susan Hoolihan and bassist Butch Schmidt. In Minneapolis, with another sold-out audience at Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater, jazz pianist Ted Godbout accompanied with Zach Mullan featured on guitar. 



Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00pm AND
Friday, September 20
at 7:00pm
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
West Bank Cafe
407 W 42nd Street
New York, NY



Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm - SOLD OUT!
Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater
810 W Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7:30pm
Reif Performing Arts Center, Wilcox Theater
720 Conifer Drive
Grand Rapids, MN

Friday, January 26, 2018 at 9:00pm - SOLD OUT!
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
61 Christopher Street
New York, NY


What Would Judy Do? Marjie Shrimpton’s Cabaret at the Reif Center - Interview by Heidi Holtan and Scott Hall on KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio, Sep. 27, 2019

Marjie Shrimpton presents: ‘What Would Judy Do?’ - By Kassandra Tuten, Grand Rapids Herald-Review, Sep. 23, 2018

A star is born? ‘What Would Judy Do’ salutes legendary Minnesota native - By Chris Hewitt, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Sep. 19, 2018

Review: Marjie Shrimpton: What Would Judy Do? - By Christopher Struck, Cabaret Scenes Magazine, Jan. 31, 2018