If you can believe after many many months, more than we would all like to count, live music and performances are returning to the historic Orpheum Theater in Downtown Wichita.
Mid March 2020 was the last show held at the Orpheum for Wichitans to enjoy and now more than a year later the lights will be flashing (limited capacity) crowds will be cheering smiling and enjoying music in person.
The perfect performer for this important job: none other than Wichita’s Beloved Rockstar, Jenny Wood. Its no secret the local talent who has huge heart for Wichita has had an incredibly tough couple of years. Prior to the pandemic Jenny was in a car accident that claimed the life of her sister and mother and left Jenny very badly injured herself. She braved her way back t the stage for a few performance here and there and found comfort and peace in working with children across the state on a Anti Bullying project where she would travel to different schools using music to teach children the power and importance of being actively “anti bully”
Jenny, already weakened and fragile by the traumatic loss of her mother and sister then experienced what our entire community did – the pandemic. Creatives, performers and those who made their livelihood and kept their sanity through performing and engaging with large crowds of people were hit just as hard as those who lost loved ones and jobs, peace of mind, etc. Coming out of this low, dark time Jenny Wood is refreshed and eager to share the emotions she and we as a society went though.
This is what makes Jenny special, she has the gift of feeling those raw emotions and turning them into relatable melodies, tunes and rhythms that almost wrap their hands around the listener as to say “I know what you’ve been though and I’m here to help.”
Jenny Wood s special. She ahs a gift to light up any room stage or screen. Its been a long time coming and this performance is way overdue, but allow that to be the reason you enjoy that much more. Check her out Friday May 21st at The Orpheum. About 400 tickets will be sold, get them in advance; this is a performance you don’t want to miss.