Photo by Don Kellogg

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Let me Entertain You, Again

A delightful evening in the company of my theatre-loving friend, Adam.  What was equally lovely was the thoughtful and tender memoir performed by Lane Bradbury - whom I knew nothing about, but was thoroughly entertained by.

Lane was the original Dainty June in Gypsy, opposite the indomitable Ethel Merman (hence the show's title).  Lane performed on Broadway for a spell, migrated to the West in Hollywood, but has now returned to her roots on stage for this one (well, two) woman show documenting her theatrical life.

Plenty of stories, plenty of dance, song, and smiles accompany this evening and she's such an inspiration - having broken her leg and hip just a few month's ago and yet still performing this show.  Special kudos to her daughter, Elkin (who was not revealed to be her daughter till the end) for the shadow/younger Lane's song and dance routine.

Look for this show to gel some more during its development and roll into a theatre near you soon!