The Four Bitchin' Babes Bring New Musical Revue to Southern Theatre Tonight
The Four Bitchin' Babes are an original "Babes Brand" of musical theater with a 20+ year career on-stage and in-studio, releasing multiple recordings and a full length DVD. With tongue in cheek, this fabulous female folkestra brings you "Mid-Live Vices - A Guilt-Free Musical Revue," a hilarious new stage revue that musically examines the lives of the boomer generation, finding self-acceptance, grace, and humor. These four, multi-talented gal pals-Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith, Deirdre Smith, and Marcy Marxer, each a brilliant writer-musician-comedianne in their own right-fill the stage with luxurious harmonies and sophisticated (never blue) stand-up comedy, creating an amazing evening of raucous delight.
CAPA presents The Four Bitchin' Babes in "Mid-Life Vices - A Guilt-Free Musical Revue" at the Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.) tonight, March 26, at 8 pm. Tickets are $27 and $39.50 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.
This performance is made possible through the generous support of 2013-14 CAPA season sponsor American Airlines.
As they continue to showcase their "Babes" signature brand of estrogen-infused mayhem and award-winning songwriting, this "renegade sorority" of modern women set to music their collective mid-life crises and the inherent need for mid-life vices. Tunes from the wackiest of viewfinders offer a peek into the mind of an exhausted perfectionist with "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda," an absolutely organized scatterbrain in "Just in Case," and a loving look at romance in "Dim the Lights." There will be a song or two dedicated to the passions and misdeeds of the age with "Orange Cocoa Cake," "Facebook," and "The History of Cheese."
Playing, piano, guitar, and bass, Sally is one of the founding "mothers" of The Four Bitchin' Babes, releasing five solo CDs, nine Bitchin' Babes CDs, and has participated in more than 20 compilation recording projects! Sally's song of compassion and equal rights, "Home Is Where The Heart Is," has been recorded by Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, and folk legends, Peter, Paul, and Mary for their CD and PBS special "Lifelines," and has also been published in Contemporary Cabaret a songbook celebrating composers Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, and Andrew Lloyd Weber. Wearing many "showbiz hats," Sally has sung radio/TV jingles for Butterfinger, Hallmark, and Sears, performed with the national touring company of The Vagina Monologues, was showcased in Putamayo's Songwriter Festival at NY's Carnegie Hall, was the musical guest on Michael Feldman's "Whad'Ya Know," NPR's "Mountain Stage," CNN's "Sonya Live," "PBS Lifelines," and "CBS Sunday Morning." Her comical essays and poetry have been published in Random House's Life's A Stitch, a collection of contemporary women's humor with Erma Bombeck, Gloria Steinem, Joan Rivers, and more. With her heart in musical theatre, Sally was commissioned to compose 12 songs for Hersteria..A Musical Noir (book by Sharon Bajer) for the Winnipeg Studio Theatre. Her latest solo CD, A Women's Gotta Do Her Thing, includes guest vocalist and pal Janis Ian. Currently at work on a collection of short stories for her soon to be published The Mental Yentl Review, Sally and husband Michael live in Columbus, and party all night long having launched three kids-Elizabeth (27), Max (25), and Aaron (23).
Playing guitar, piano, and Irish bodhran (drum), Debi has received many Washington Area Music Awards and nominations (Wammies). She has been a repeat performer on NPR's "Prairie Home Companion," "All Things Considered," "Mountain Stage," and "Radio Smithsonian." She has appeared on "CBS Sunday Morning," Country Music Television (CMT), and the soundtrack of the Ken Burn's PBS series, "The National Parks." Having performed at such US venues as The Kennedy Center, Wolftrap, EPCOT Center, Philadelphia's Keswick, and LA's Wadsworth Theaters, Debi has also toured as far away as Russia. The Smith Sisters, Debi and sister Megan, released four recordings on Rounder/Flying Fish, accompanied by Doc and Merle Watson and Mark O'Connor. Grammy-winner Tom Paxton, among others, have recorded Debi's songs, which have won ASCAP composer awards and been a finalist for the Virginia state song. Her work as been published in Look Up at the Hawks, a book she helped write and edit based on her grandmother's 1930's-40's diary, and in Random House Books' Life's a Stitch. Debi has recorded five solo CDs including her most recent, The Soprano, a double album which includes a Christmas CD, and participated in more than 20 albums and compilations. Her CDs have been selected as the Year's Best by the Washington Post, as well as featured in Billboard, The New York Times, and USA Today. Debi lives with her husband and son in Falls Church, VA, where she's famous for her impressive "handy-woman" skills, as wielding her powerless drill, she has installed vertical blinds, wired lighting, and laughed in the face of anything that is labeled "some assembly required!"