Hey L.A., anyone else seeing Bernadette Peters tonight at VPAC (CSUN)?

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Broadway Legend
joined:1/8/05
Never seen her in concert before, I'm looking forward to it!
nealb1
Broadway Legend
joined:8/1/05
Yes, I saw her last night. She was wonderful!
emo_geek
Broadway Legend
joined:1/19/05
I too was there. I thought she was great, though here little tidbits between songs were awkward. She's not really a small talk type though, and I thought that she sounded wonderful.

"I never had theatre producers run after me. Some people want to make more Broadway shows out of movies. But Elliot and I aren't going to do Batman: The Musical." - Julie Taymor 1999
Updated On: 3/4/12 at 08:17 PM
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
Did she sing anything from FOLLIES? Or have any new repertoire?
SingOutLouise2
Understudy
joined:10/6/11
Here is the set list:

“Let Me Entertain You” from “Gypsy: A Musical Fable”

“No One Is Alone” from “Into the Woods”

“There Is Nothing Like a Dame” from “South Pacific”

“Fever,” made famous by Peggy Lee

“Mr. Snow” from “Carousel”

“Some Enchanted Evening” from “South Pacific”

“In Buddy’s Eyes” from “Follies”

“Losing My Mind” from “Follies”

“Some People” From “Gypsy: A Musical Fable”

“Shenandoah,” a traditional American folk song

“Not a Day Goes By” from “Merrily We Roll Along”

“Goodbye For Now” from “Reds”

“When You Wish Upon a Star/A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from “Cinderella”

“You Could Drive a Person Crazy” from “Company”

“With So Little.../Children will Listen” from “Anyone Can Listen” and “Into the Woods,” respectively

“Being Alive” from “Company”

Encore: “Kramer’s Song” by Bernadette Peters
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
Thanks. I'd love to hear her sing "Goodbye for now".

I wonder how she is singing "SOME PEOPLE" these days too (does her voice sound better or worse than say the GYPSY cast recording from 2003?)
nealb1
Broadway Legend
joined:8/1/05
She sounded fantastic on all of her songs - especially "There Is Nothing Like A Dame." Loved her arrangement of it.

Emo, what did you find akward? Are you referring to her Florida house? That was so funny.
Hest88
Chorus Member
joined:6/10/08
Hm. Thanks for the set list. I was delighted the last time I saw her, but was disappointed she sang almost the same songs as she had the time before, and that she repeated the same jokes.
xoffender45
Broadway Star
joined:8/12/07
"Are you referring to her Florida house? That was so funny."

Is she STILL trying to pawn off that house? lol
emo_geek
Broadway Legend
joined:1/19/05
I found the house bit very cute (though slightly ruined after finding out she does the bit at most concerts). I was more referring to her constant shuffling around when telling stories and taking sips of waters mid sentence (I was scared she was going to have to ask for a refill). That being said, she made it up in song. I go to concerts like this to either hear the performer sound fantastic, or gain wonderful insight to their career.


"I never had theatre producers run after me. Some people want to make more Broadway shows out of movies. But Elliot and I aren't going to do Batman: The Musical." - Julie Taymor 1999
Updated On: 3/5/12 at 12:53 AM
DAME
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joined:4/15/04
She sounded great. But as always her show patter is awkward . It is my second time at this venue and I still can't decide if I like it or not.
HUSSY POWER! ------ HUSSY POWER!
Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
VPAC sounds like an antibiotic for a lady plumbing problem.
"The sexual energy between the mother and son really concerns me!"-random woman behind me at Next to Normal "I want to meet him after and bang him!"-random woman who exposed her breasts at Rock of Ages, referring to James Carpinello
nealb1
Broadway Legend
joined:8/1/05
Dame, I'm so sorry that we didn't see one another. Would have been so wonderful to finally meet you. I've so enjoyed our emails and postings throughout the years. Perhaps - next time.

Doesn't really suprise me that she was drinking a lot of water. It was so dry and windy on Saturday, and very dry inside the theatre as well.
Updated On: 3/5/12 at 10:43 AM
once a month
Broadway Legend
joined:4/16/04
After seeing her perform her concert 4 times over the years, I still love her dearly and would run to any musical she was in. Her concerts haven't changed hardly an iota...and neither has her patter! The very first time I saw her concert I thought her chat was awkward...and by the third time, the exact same chat was still awkward. She shares joy through her music...I'm just a little less apt to want to engage in a conversation, lol. She needs a Bruce Vilanche or some other witty writer to do for her what he did for Bette Midler!
nealb1
Broadway Legend
joined:8/1/05
I've seen Linda Eder in concert many, many times throughout the years, and some of her patter is the same as well - explaining the songs, what she likes to do on vacation, etc.

Never cared for Bruce Vilanch. Love how Bernadette is just so free on stage in terms of her body language and her style. Very funny moment when she slipped/tripped on stage and immediately adlibbed - "No one trips like a Dame" as she was singing. Very clever.

Updated On: 3/5/12 at 12:30 PM
Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
Ive never found her banter awkward. I've always found her warm and winning. She also is incredibly sexy and flirty, which I love.
"The sexual energy between the mother and son really concerns me!"-random woman behind me at Next to Normal "I want to meet him after and bang him!"-random woman who exposed her breasts at Rock of Ages, referring to James Carpinello
nealb1
Broadway Legend
joined:8/1/05
Yes, she's very sexy & flirty. Love that about her.