Marjie Shrimpton invites you to forget your troubles and join her for a night inspired by the legendary Judy Garland. Weaving together 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 today?

What Would Judy Do? A Judy Garland Cabaret, directed and co-conceived by Michael Pesce, debuted in New York City in January 2018 to a sold-out audience at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Cabaret Scenes Magazine praised her performance, saying, “Marjie Shrimpton stunned with a musical tribute to her hometown hero.” 

Marjie was then invited to bring the show to Minnesota, performing on her home stage at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids, hometown to both she and Judy, and selling out at Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis.

On September 18 & 20, 2019, Marjie returned to the New York stage for a final, revamped run of the show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Judy’s passing, featuring Ben Houghton on piano and Noah Garabedian on bass.

Marjie Shrimpton Presents WHAT WOULD JUDY DO?

...Shrimpton really shined, showing her magnificent potential as a performer.
— Cabaret Scenes Magazine, Jan. 31, 2018


Marjie Shrimpton Presents WHAT WOULD JUDY DO? - BroadwayWorld News, Sep. 7, 2019

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


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