Cookie Watkins brings more than a celebrity impersonation to her performance in her award-winning live tribute show of Tina Turner.
Music has been Cookie’s mainstay since Duke Ellington brought her onstage to warble out a few tunes at the ripe age of fourteen. Always thought of as the little girl with the big woman’s voice, Cookie studied opera and classical music before her out-of-the-box smash hit ‘Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover’ brought her to the forefront of the dance movement. Cookie admits to being highly influenced by R&B legends like Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Bobby Womack and the legend she so enthusiastically tributes, Tina Turner.
No stranger to Broadway, Cookie also performed in hit stage musicals like ‘Guys & Dolls’, ‘Sweet Charity’, and ‘Hair’ before touring with the original cast of ‘Beehive’ and Marie Wilson.
Cookie allows the audience to savour the saucy effects of Tina’s ‘Higher’ before a seamless transition to the throaty ‘Better Be Good to Me’ followed by ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’. Cookie also proves that nothing tops the high energy stand-up hit and closer ‘Proud Mary’ and that is exactly what Cookie does Tina—Proud.
This show is for people 18 years and over only. No refunds or exchanges for purchased tickets.