La Mirada Theatre Presents Debby Boone's REFLECTIONS OF ROSEMARY, 5/19
Singing sensation Debby Boone earned instant fame in 1977 when "You Light Up My Life" became an overnight hit. The song went on to win an Academy Award® for Best Song in a Motion Picture, and Debby received the Grammy® Award for Best New Artist of the Year. Since then, she has won two additional Grammy Awards and has received seven Grammy nominations.
Debby Boone's Reflections of Rosemary is an intimate, deeply heartfelt tribute to her late mother-in-law, the legendary singer Rosemary Clooney. The show is a touching musical portrait filled with a collection of standards chosen for their significance in Boone's life with Clooney, led by her and Clooney's Musical Director, John Oddo. "I wanted to select songs that would give an insight into Rosemary from a family perspective, and from the more than thirty years that I spent with her," says Boone. In addition to her incredible recording career, Debby's starring roles on Broadway include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Rizzo in Grease, and Maria in Lincoln Center's 30th Anniversary production of The Sound of Music. After delighting audiences across the United States, Debby Boone comes to La Mirada Theatre for only two memorable performances!
Debby Boone in "REFLECTIONS OF ROSEMARY" will perform two performances only - on Saturday, May 19 at 2pm & 8pm at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.
Debby Boone's current Concord Records release, Reflections of Rosemary, is an intimate musical portrait of her late mother-in-law, the legendary singer Rosemary Clooney, for whom Debby had great love and respect. The CD is a collection of 14 standards chosen for their significance in Boone's life with Clooney, and is led by Clooney's longtime Musical Director, John Oddo. Debby continues to tour Reflections of Rosemary along with John Oddo at Performing Arts Centers and Symphony Halls throughout the USA.
Debby's new CD and show titled "Swing This" was inspired by her childhood years immersed in the Las Vegas "Swing" culture of the 60's while traveling with her father, Pat Boone. "Swing This" is a reflection of the music, glamour and pure exhilaration that led Debby to become a performer in the first place. In Debby's own words, "Swing This" is "the party I've been waiting my whole life to throw", and you're invited to join us for this new show, premiering Fall 2011.
Her appearance with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts was a real highlight for Debby and her audience. Richard Kaufman, Principal Pops Conductor of Pacific Symphony confirms, "Debby was a shining light on our Pops season, in the tradition of great singers who bring a song to life just the way the Composer intended. Her voice is superb and her stage presence endearing."
In addition to her recording career, Debby's starring roles on Broadway include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, the role of Maria in Lincoln Center's 30th Anniversary production of The Sound of Music and as Rizzo of Grease. Debby toured nationally in Meet Me In St. Louis, and performed the role of Anna in the 50th Anniversary staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein's, The King and I at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center in California.
Recent stage performances of Debby's include New York's third annual "24 Hour Musicals", whereby Debby was joined by a talented group of nearly 50 industry professionals to write, produce, compose and perform short original musicals within 24 hours! Additionally, for the third year in a row, Debby performed in this year's "Lyrics and Lyricists" event at the 92nd St. Y, with musical director John Oddo. Debby also looks forward to continuing her "Christmas Memories" show this year with the Gatlin Brothers at the Mansion Theatre in Branson, Missouri.
Tickets range from $40 - $75 and can be purchased at La Mirada Theatre's website, www.lamiradatheatre.com or by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. Student, Senior, Children and group discounts are available.