AN INTIMATE EVENING OF LAUGHS, LOVE & MUSIC with
MITZI GAYNOR in RAZZLE DAZZLE! MY LIFE BEHIND THE SEQUINS
PRODUCED BY GREEN ISLE, INC. and POLLY O. ENTERTAINMENT
WRITTEN & DEVELOPED BY MITZI GAYNOR
CONCEIVED & CONSTRUCTED BY RENE REYES & SHANE ROSAMONDA
STAGING & LIGHTING BY TONY CHARMOLI
COSTUMES BY BOB MACKIE
The New York Times recently called Mitzi Gaynor “an all-time great” and the legendary superstar is delighting audiences nationwide with her critically acclaimed one-woman musical comedy memoir Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins. The Emmy® winning and Golden Globe® nominated star of classic films including Les Girls, Anything Goes, There’s No Business Like Show Business and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, lights up the stage in this unforgettable, lively and charming 90-minute multimedia tour-de-force full of side-splitting stories, intimate reflections, treasured songs, stunning video montages and breathtaking costume creations by longtime collaborator and friend, fantastical fashion designer Bob Mackie.
Mitzi Gaynor: My Life Behind the Sequins is an intimate evening of laughs, love and music which Rex Reed of the New York Observer calls “a total star-spangled package of energy and joy.” Mitzi’s captivating stories generate genuine laughs as she offers treasured anecdotes of some of her famous friends and costars including Gene Kelly, Rossano Brazzi and Marilyn Monroe. She details the laugh-out-loud results of convincing good pal Ethel Merman to attend her new show in New Jersey, the rigors of readying herself to meet the Duke of Windsor, her early days with the Civic Light Opera and 20th Century Fox, her brief love affair with Howard Hughes and the memorable first date with her husband-to-be, agent/producer, Jack Bean (and a marriage that endured 52 years).
These and other priceless recollections are interwoven with remarkable video montages, culled from Mitzi’s prolific film, television and concert career, as well as classic and familiar songs all of which illuminate and advance the story of her life behind the sequins. Backed by a seven-piece band, led by music director Ed Czach on piano, Mitzi performs “Seems Like Old Times” (Lombardo/ Loeb), “Show Off” (Lambert/ Morrison), “Everything Old is New Again” (Peter Allen), “If I Had You” (Campbell/ Connelly), “There’s No Business Like Show Business” (Irving Berlin), a medley of songs from “South Pacific” (Rodgers/ Hammerstein), “Fabulous Places” (Leslie Bricusse) with special material referencing many of the places Mitzi played throughout her career, “Taking A Chance on Love” (Duke/ LaTouche/ Fetter) and her long time finale song “You Are The Sunshine of My Life” (Stevie Wonder), which proclaims her genuine lifelong affection for the audience.
This love letter to a great era of show business, which celebrated gossip columnist Liz Smith labels “sensational,” has played to sold-out audiences across the country, including an acclaimed two week engagement in New York City. Mitzi Gaynor: My Life Behind the Sequins is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be “up close and personal” with the electrifying magic and incredible spirit of a true entertainment icon.
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