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Shirley Andress: My Name Is Barbra
The making of a Funny Girl, 1960-68
Sat, Feb 29 - Sun, Mar 1
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The Shedd welcomes Shirley Andress back to present a second round of her tribute to Barbra Streisand in her cabaret show, Bon Soir. Staged and choreographed by Richard Jessup, My Name Is Barbra is a theatrical event telling the story of a 17-year-old girl’s journey to stardom. Shirley traces Barbra’s story through the New York City club scene to Broadway and beyond. Shirley will present Streisand’s playlists from her club gigs, TV appearances, Concerts and Broadway shows as she did in Bon Soir, but with some new surprises! And, a brand new set of songs have been added from Barbra’s four television specials with CBS… the songs that she chose to sing for her adoring national television audiences during the extraordinary formative years of her career.
Event Personnel
Shirley Andress, artistic director, vocals
Richard H. Jessup, director
Vicki Brabham, music director, band leader
Matthew Taylor, reeds
Devin Perez, trumpet
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Michael Radliff, guitar
Don Elkington, percussion
Nathan Waddell, drums
 My Name Is Barbara
(1943) Leonard Bernstein (w/m)
 Much More
(1960) The Fantasticks Tom Jones (w) Harvey Schmidt (m)
 Allegheny Moon
(1956) Al Hoffman, Dick Manning (w/m)
 Day By Day
(1945) Sammy Cahn (w) Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl (m)
 A Sleepin' Bee
(1954) House Of Flowers Truman Capote (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Keeping Out Of Mischief Now
(1932) Andy Razaf (w) Fats Waller (m)
 I Had Myself A True Love
(1946) St. Louis Woman Johnny Mercer (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf
(1933) Three Little Pigs Ann Ronell (w) Frank Churchill (m)
 Why Did I Choose You?
(1965) Herbert Martin (w) Michael Leonard (m)
 I Hate Music
(1943) Leonard Bernstein (w/m)
 Cry Me A River
(1953) Arthur Hamilton (w/m)
 When The Sun Comes Out
(1941) Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Lover, Come Back To Me!
(1928) The New Moon Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Sigmund Romberg (m)
 Sam, You Made The Pants Too Long
(1941) Sam M. Lewis, Milton Berle (w) Victor Young (m) [parody of Lawd, You Made The Night Too Long]
 Miss Marmelstein
(1962) I Can Get It For You Wholesale Harold Rome (w/m)
 Down With Love
(1937) Hooray For Love E. Y. Harburg (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Happy Days Are Here Again
(1929) Jack Yellen (w) Milton Ager (m)
 I'm The Greatest Star
(1964) Funny Girl Bob Merrill (w) Jule Styne (m)
(1963) Funny Girl Bob Merrill (w) Jule Styne (m)
 My Man
(1921) Casino de Paris 1920 Paris qui Jazz Jacques Charles (fr), Channing Pollock (en), Albert Willemetz (fr) (w) Maurice Yvain (m) [translation of Mon Homme]
 Gotta Move
(1963) Peter Matz (w/m)
 My Coloring Book
(1962) Fred Ebb (w) John Kander (m)
 A Good Man Is Hard To Find
(1918) Eddie Green (w/m)
 Marty The Martian
(1968) Jeff Harris (w/m)
 She Touched Me
(1965) Drat! The Cat! Ira Levin (w) Milton Schafer (m)
 Being Good Isn't Good Enough
(1967) Hallelujah, Baby! Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Jule Styne (m)

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