THE BRASSY BROADS OF BROADWAY
Video production: 2010
Run time: 6:40
The Brassy Broads of Broadway
This show is a musical tribute to the larger than life characters of American musical theatre- the gutsy gals who put the “broad” in Broadway! These characters are the icons of musical theatre and are universally loved. Ms. Halenda takes you on a frisky frolic of why we love these characters and what a broad really is- strong, brazen, often inappropriate, yet also loving, warm and achingly vulnerable. This show delightfully explores the strength and vulnerability of these incredible women as well as bringing to life their songs.
Her ladies include Mame Dennis from MAME, Mama Rose from GYPSY, Fanny Brice from FUNNY GIRL, Dolly Levi from HELLO DOLLY, Reno Sweeney from ANYTHING GOES, Miss Mona from THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, Annie Oakley from ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and Sally Bowles from CABARET, with the zany playfulness of Ms. Halenda herself thrown in. She is a raucous bundle of Ethel Merman, Bette Midler, Lanie Kazan and Carol Burnette, all rolled into one dynamic powerhouse.
From wistful ballads to show stopping Broadway classics, Ms. Halenda combines her powerful vocal style and energetic personality to create a performance that will touch as well as tickle you. So come on...travel a Broad!