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Ethel Merman's Broadway

  • The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center 1051 Main Street The Villages, FL, 32159 United States (map)

August 20 | 7pm

Ethel Merman was the best of the Broadway belters. What's a belter? She's the lady who comes out in the middle of the first act, plants her feet squarely on the stage and sings her song (preferably a raucous and stirring number) both louder and with more excitement than anyone in the show. And for 40 years you could always rely on "The Merm" to deliver the goods. When she retired from Broadway in 1970 she left people wondering if they would ever hear that sound again.

Fast forward to 2011. You CAN hear it again. Rita McKenzie and I wrote Ethel Merman's Broadway because we missed experiencing those classic Broadway musical moments. This show brings back that old Merman magic. New theatergoers can find out just what that magic is all about.

Earlier Event: August 17
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Later Event: August 22
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