Cherise Coaches will be the featured performer in a musical tribute to Ella Fitzgerald from Oct. 27-Nov. 5 at the Westport Country Playhouse.

WESTPORT — A musical tribute to legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald will be presented over nine days, starting Oct. 27, at the Westport Country Playhouse.

The musical showcase, “First Lady of Song: Cherise Coaches Sings Ella Fitzgerald,” will be staged from Friday, Oct. 27 though Sunday, Nov. 5, at the theater, 25 Powers Court.

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Broadway actress and singer Cherise Coaches is the featured performer, rendering songs that Fitzgerald made famous, including classics such as “Summertime,” “The Lady Is a Tramp” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.”

Coaches will be accompanied by musicians on piano, bass, drums and woodwinds.

The presentation, according to playhouse publicity, “celebrates Ella Fitzgerald’s career triumphs, artistry and legacy, while also addressing her experiences of poverty, childhood abuse and homelessness, romantic partners or lack thereof, racism and health issues.”

The “First Lady of Song” presentation replaces the playhouse’s previously announced fall production, “School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play,” which was cancelled last spring to cut costs as the theater faced financial challenges.

For more information, call the Westport Country Playhouse box office at 203-227-4177 or visit the theater’s website.