Imagine for a moment the sensational singing spectacular that would have occurred if Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra ever performed in concert together, on the same stage , on the same night. It never happened. But if it did, it might be billed as "The Concert That Never Was!" and the Bridgeport Downtown Cabaret is making it happen.
Hang on to your bobby socks as Sharon Owens as the magical Barbra and Sebastian Anzaldo as the inimitable Frank take the stage for three performances only, Friday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 29 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
These artists will pay tribute and give homage with all the memorable music that highlights their careers. Sharon Owens has a legion of fans since winning as Barbra on the television show "Performing As..." while Sebastian Anzaldo learned early on in life that he has a unique ability to "do Frank." With his band "Wild Life," he has earned the title of being one of the best "Sinatra interpreters" in the country.
Called vintage Las Vegas when they put on their star power show, this dynamic duo will croon all the tunes they pushed to the top of the Hit Parade. Among the songs, you may hear might be "The Way We Were," "Smile," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "I Finally Found Someone," "Evergreen," "Being Alive," "Women in Love," "Papa, Can You Hear Me," "Memory," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "My Way," "Fly Me to the Moon," "New York, New York," "The Way You Look Tonight," "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "Come Fly with Me." "That's Life," "The Lady is a Tramp," "They Can't Take that Away From Me" and "I've Got You Under My Skin."
Whatever the tunes, you know they will be great listening enjoyment. Sharon Owens has been called "the real deal" and "a dead ringer," even with the distinctive nose to go with the incredible voice. Sebastian Anzaldo has been touted as the "essence of 'Ol Blue Eyes," a tribute artist without parallel.
For tickets ($39-47), call the Downtown Cabaret, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport at 203-576-1636 or online at www.downtowncabaret.org.
Ironically, this might be a great time to investigate a new play by Jonathan Tolins entitled "Buyer and Cellar," about a mythical struggling actor hired to shepherd visitors around the mall in the basement of Barbra Streisand's home in Malibu. It's stuffed with all of her famous collections, from dolls to costumes to antiques. The street of shops is real, the actor/employee is not. It opens this week at New York's Barrow Street Theater starring Michael Urie.
Let Sharon Owens as Barbra and Sebastian Anzaldo as Frank perform their Las Vegas style show that pays tribute to two of the biggest and brightest stars on the Hollywood firmament, Streisand and Sinatra.