OnTheSpot With Conor Weiss
Celia Berk On My Way To You:
Improbable Stories That Inspired An Unlikely Path
Two More Performances @The Laurie Beechman Theatre April 21st 7pm, & 27th 7pm
Simply put, this performance is everything a cabaret show should be. A master class in how to incorporate story telling and song, it does not possess a single predictable moment. Although, to be sure, tribute is paid to perfomers that impacted her as an actress and a singer, the content greatly surpasses the “tribute show” label. The range of perfomers that includes Al Jolson, Barbara Cook, Maria Callas, and Nancy Walker, is broad to be sure; but her vocal and emotional range (and nuance) surpasses that. One leaves knowing more about the perfomers she honors, and wanting to know even more about them. And about her.