Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Simply Barbra

Last night my friend Joe P and I went to see "Simply Barbra" at the Blue Moon.

Steve Brinberg is the man behind the one woman show which incorporates remarkably recognizable vocal inflections as well as signature body language.  Its not easy for a man to sing in a woman's register for 90 minutes, but to do so AND sound so much like Babs was really commendable.  Included in the favorites performed were "Papa Can You Hear Me?", "The Way We Were", "Evergreen", "Send In The Clowns", "Happy Days Are Here Again", "Tomorrow", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", and of course "Rain On My Parade".

'Barbra' introduced each song with a little background story, most of which were likely clever fabrications but humorous none-the-less, and also lovingly poked fun at some of her own personality traits.  

It is easy to over-do it when impersonating celebrities but "Simply Barbra" was simply divine!

Check out the "Simply Barbra" tour schedule and YouTube videos!

2 comments:

mistress maddie said...

I'll be out of town for the upcoming holiday, but Steve will be in new hope for Friday and Saturday night at the Razzz Room.

anne marie in philly said...

oh my! does he sound as good as he looks?

and YOU, my dear, are looking super F-I-N-E!