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Broadway World’s Don Grigware hails it as “A Pulsating Musical Journey with Astounding Barbara Minkus, a dynamically talented singer/actress who commands the stage. Her incredible light shines brightly at every moment. She may not think she’s famous, but she will live on in our hearts….and that’s about as famous as one could wish to be.” It’s the “Brilliant” (Tolucan Times) Barbara Minkus in a dynamite world premiere musical, helmed by renowned director Susan Morgenstern, with musical accompaniment by Ron Barnett. “Terrific! Highly recommended!” (Culture Corner). If you loved her in Picon Pie and Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother, you’ll adore her in this funny, poignant and powerful evening of theatre as iconic film, television and Broadway star Barbara Minkus shares private moments, personal tidbits, and a plethora of musical delights.
One of the most widely adored artists in the business, she toured as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, was Lucy in the recording of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, starred on Broadway in The Education Of Hyman Kaplan, was a regular on TV’S Love American Style and Curiosity Shop, and most recently, played Off-Broadway and Los Angeles in Don’t Leave It All to Your Children. “Barbara delights her audience!” says Curtain Up’s Bonnie Priever. And Paul Birchall of Stage Raw calls it “An engaging tour-de-force!” Back for four shows only!
Producing Director of Jewish Women’s Theatre, director Susan Morgenstern’s numerous credits include
co-teaching “American Musical Comedy” with Tom Lehrer at U.C. Santa Cruz, directing three shows at Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre, and Happy Days, A New Musical, at Cabrillo Music Theatre’s 1,800-seat auditorium. She is currently a show director for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.
Ron Barnett has been a musical director, composer and erstwhile sound designer for a quarter of a century and is currently Musical Director for the Artists’ Repertory Company in North Hollywood and Director of Music and Sacred Arts at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glendale.
Written by Susan Morgenstern and Barbara Minkus.
Santa Monica Playhouse programs are supported in part by grants from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Back for four shows only – Sundays at 7:30pm, November 5, 12, 19, 26. 310-394-9779 ext 1