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FANNY BRICE, the popular comedian and singer who reigned supreme in "The Roaring 20's" returns to earth to reveal fact from fiction in the show "FUNNY GIRL" which was based on her life. As 'Fanny', Betty Comora shares anecdotes about her childhood, her marriages and her career. The 'ups and downs' of her life are interspersed with several songs - including "Second Hand Rose" and "My Man".
You'll laugh, shed a tear and share Fanny's philosophy -- 'If you want the rainbow, you must have the rain'.
Betty wrote this one hour production which is self contained and appropriate for house parties, community groups and fundraisers. Road Scholar groups in Sarasota have asked for a return engagement of "Fanny Brice Tells All".
Details of a New Jersey performance in March, 2012 at an Art Gallery in Boonton will be posted shortly
Suggested cost: House parties ($100 minimum depending on location)
Community, theater and other performances: Cost is negotiable varying with location and size of venue
Just a few reviews:
"FANNY BRICE REVEALS ALL" has been performed at various venues including: Pelican Cove, The Villa Grande (for Sarasota Area Playwrights Society), Skyclad Gallery, Boonton, NJ, Pinebrook Community in Bradenton, several house parties Jewish Sisterhood in Venice, Lakehouse West , Plymouth Harbor and will be featured in the annual Suncoast Jazz Classic Festival in Clearwater, FL
"Thanks for your wonderful show. It was such a success. I only heard positive comments about your professionalism. People were surprised at how good the show was --but we weren't. We've seen you in performance many times before.", Alice Levine/Pelican Cove
December 2019: "You were TERRIFIC! You are a natural comic and you were great with stylizing the songs. Nice voice, too! Very well done!" GEORGE DRUMMOND,Back Stage Sarasota
Betty's Comedy Washboard Act with Grandson Teddy Comora/Piano and Bill Crow /Bass.
Tin Pan Alley Performance, fun show with audience participation. Featuring Betty Comora, Charlie Acito/Trombone, Bob DeBenedette/Piano, "Tubby" Tubello/Drums.
Jersey Jazz TV Show, produced by Michael Taylor and hosted by Lou Pallo. Featuring Betty Comora, Barbara Dreiwitz/Tuba, Charlie Acito/Trombone, Bing Barnaducci/Trumpet, Dan Fox/Guitar, Dan Levinson/Clarinet, Shelly Horne/Drums.
Betty wrote/produced "A MIXED BLESSING, AN AMERICAN FAIRY TALE", based on true life experiences. This 13-minute film is used in discussion groups for students and for adults. It dramatizes the controversy of celebrating religious holidays in public schools - and how this can affect a youngster's life...resulting in lifelong emotional scars. Local actor/singer, John Russo portrays the school Principal.
Please click on the video link to the left to see this short film.