Monday, August 7, 2017

Fringe Festival 2017: "Melody Mendis is Barbra"

Day: 4

Show: 16

Category: Musical

By: Melody Mendis Music

Created by: Melody Mendis

Location: Crane Theater

Summary: The title says it all - a concert of Barbra's greatest hits by Melody Mendis as the legendary singer.

Highlights: Melody has the look and the voice (singing and speaking) to be Barbra. She sings many of Barbra's most famous songs, including some from Funny Girl, Yentl, and The Way We Were. Between songs she tells us little stories as Barbra about the people she's worked with over the years. While I wish that she were accompanied by a live musician or two rather than a recording that was at times too loud, Melody gives a lovely and convincing performance as Barbra.

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