April 13 – April 29, 2012
Conceived by Bree Benton
Directed by David Schweizer
Musical Direction by Franklin Bruno (Piano)
Featuring Karen Waltuch (Viola) and Jacob Garchik (Tuba and Trombone)
“When I first saw Bree it was like being transported into another era. What an amazing performer!” — Laurie Anderson
“A deeply touching, spot-on evocation of a moment in the distant theatrical past. It is also profoundly funny.” — Charles Busch
Archetypal waif Poor Baby Bree (Bree Benton) performs fifteen obscure songs from the golden age of vaudeville (1890s-1930s) in this tragicomic story, inspired by Victorian melodrama and early cinema, of a child tempted from Home and Mother by dreams of the circus, only to face disillusionment, homesickness, and her own lost innocence in the Big City.
Conceived by Bree Benton. Directed by David Schweizer. Musical Direction by Franklin Bruno (piano), featuring Karen Waltuch (viola) and Jacob Garchik (tuba and trombone).