Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Liza Minnelli performs on Tuesday, Feb. 24. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers

The Best of the upcoming Phil season .. NancySTETSON Every year, receiving the Philharmonic Center for the Arts's new catalog is cause for celebration.
The anticipation builds, and then, finally, one day, there it is in my mailbox.
Turning the glossy, full-color pages is like slowly unwrapping gifts, one at a time, the pages full of the promise of cultural satisfaction ahead.
And, for those of us who cover arts and entertainment for a living, it also gives us a good idea of what our upcoming year is going to be like.
The Phil just seems to offer more and more every year.

This year, their lifelong learning workshops and seminars were so numerous (almost 150 adult education classes) that the Phil had to put them in a separate booklet, "You're Never Too Old (Or Young) To Learn."
Here's my highly subjective look at the upcoming season at the Phil: my personal favorites, and what I suspect will be highlights of the season.
Liza Minnelli performs on Tuesday, Feb. 24. I saw her last year at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, and I was just blown away. I had never attended a concert of hers, and wasn't sure what to expect, whether she'd be at the top of her game.

Liza Minnelli ~ Feb. 24 She is.
Especially of note is the section of her show devoted to the Kay Thompson songbook, complete with old-school choreography with handsome backup singers/ dancers. A performer of the old school, she gives her all, and she entertains. It's impossible not to fall in love with her.
When she walked on stage my theater companion murmured, "Oh, she's just a little thing." At the end of her performance, he declared, "When she sings, she's 7 feet tall!"

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