“Spotlight on Etta James” previews at 8 p.m. at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent.
Vocalist Jade Chavis Watt portrays James in this show tracing the arc of the singer's rags-to-riches life. Born in 1938 in Watts, Calif., James spent her early years in a foster home, but was a gospel phenomenon in the community by age 5. Her career spanned doo-wop, Motown, jazz, R&B, blues and funk. She died in 2012, just five days before her 74th birthday
The spotlight opens Friday and runs through Sunday, Jan. 20. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, at 2 p.m. Sundays.
Tickets cost $18 for tonight's preview, $22 for all other shows, and are available at www.camelottheatre.org or by calling 541-535-5250.