Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Liza singing "Maybe This Time" from The St George theater in Staten Island...Review by Gary Smiler

videoMaybe  This Time
In a magnificent venue tucked away in a corner of Staten island NY at the St george Theatre old but very beautifully preserved Palace, Liza returned last night. The audience went wild and welcomed her back with shouts of bravos and loud applause. Liza looks great and admitted she was happy to be back perfoming instead of recuperating from what she called Walking Pneumonia. She wowed the audience from the opening Alexanders Ragtime Band to the quiet and touching finale of Eveytime we Say Goodbye(I die a little). Its amazing that her 8 piece group sounds as big as a 40 piece orchestra. With the always wondrous Billy Stritch leading the way the intermissionless 90 minutes had no dull spots to say the least!! The first part of her act was some of her best numbers such as He's Funny That Way, My Own Best Friend, So What from the original Cabaret, Here I'll Stay/Our Love Is Here to stay, and of course Cabaret. Liza then devoted much time to the many beautiful songs from the new CD Confessions, including, He's Fascinating, I Must Have That Man, This Heart Of Mine,  He's a tramp, and I Hadn't Anyone Till You. A special moment was when Liza and Billy Stritch did a duet on I Cant Give You Anything But Love Baby. How wonderful this sounded and how well Billy and Liza blended voices with his beautiful accompaniment backing them up. A priceless memorable moment of perfection. Liza seemed happy, at ease, in great voice and full of energy. Naturally the show included an incredible and intense performance of And The World Goes Round and a double ending whammy of NY NY. Ya know last night there was almost a full moon out about 98%. But for Liza it was more like 110%. Welcome back darling Liza and long may she stay healthy and keep entertaining us for years to come. By the way if you havent bought the new Confessions CD what the heck are you waiting for its simply grand and a wonderful listen with Liza  sure to be Grammy nominated for this marvelous piece of work. Did i say I like the show, hell I loved it!! Gary S from TBA =

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