Madame 'Diva of Puppets' at Ft. Lauderdale's Broward Center


In a South Florida exclusive two night engagement, Thursday, October 27th and Friday, October 28th, at the Broward Center for Performing Arts, Red Ball Events in association with WHTN Productions Inc. present the Diva of Puppets Madame in her return to Fort Lauderdale from the Las Vegas Strip to do a benefit for Children's Diagnostics and Treatment Center and the Poverello Food Bank.  Madame has been a staple on the Las Vegas/>/> strip for the past year.

While out of the spotlight, rumors flew as to why she would no longer perform. Madame hit her depths when she was forced to sue a tabloid that ran a front-page story saying the reason she was in seclusion was that she was wasting away from a severe termite infestation. "That hurt," she said. "Those bastards must think I have a wooden heart." She paused and thought for a moment. "Actually, I do, but that's not the point."

Although she is a star of the highest magnitude now, Madame had humble beginnings. She was born in an ash tree grove in Colorado/>/>, the daughter of a lumberjack and a Mary Kay saleswoman. Despite the difficulties of discovering her inner diva in a lumbering world, she grew up to be a fine piece of ash. Her first true love—besides herself—was puppeteer Wayland Flowers who followed her to fame and fortune on stage, television and film. Her barbs and blurbs while sitting by his side on Hollywood Squares will never be forgotten. When Wayland passed on, Madame decided to take a break from show business and re-evaluate her future.

After an ill-conceived attempt at a career in synchronized swimming, Madame decided that her only true calling was to be an entertainer. Since her only other claim to fame was being the world's most copious drinker of dry martinis, she set about to find a new partner who had matching liver enzymes. That was when Jerry Halliday walked into the picture. "Jerry had everything I was looking for," said Madame, "good looks, talent, fine manners and the ability to touch the end of his nose with his tongue." He passed her audition, and they are now in Las Vegas/>/> with Jerry's show Divas Gone Wild.

Although they both deny any romantic connection, Jerry does spend a great deal of time with his hand up her skirt, however he insists it's strictly business. Madame will be bringing some of her friends with her to Ft./> Lauderdale, Sistah Girl a transplant to Las Vegas from Brooklyn, Sister Mary Immaculata, The not so holy nun who was excommunicated from the church but refuses to leave, and Bette Davis, yes, still alive, well, and as bitter as ever.

Due to the adult content of this show, the audience will be limited to those 18 and over. Tickets go on sale today and are $25 for general admission and $35 for limited orchestra seating. Order tickets on-line by Clicking Here. By phone at (954) 462-0222 Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm or in Person at the Auto Nation Box Office Window

201 SW Fifth Avenue/>, Fort Lauderdale/>, FL/> 33312/>
- Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday Noon - 5 pm.

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