Saturday, October 19, 2013
"MITZI GAYNOR" A STAR WITH A LOT OF STAR POWER TO SHARE
Star-spangled and sequined, super star Mitzi Gaynor is still going strong on stage and does she have some sensational stories to share. Funny and entertaining, she will grace the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Sacred Heart University on Sunday, October 27 at 3 p.m. with her 150 watt smile and take the audience on a tour of her show business career.
Mitzi Gaynor was born 82 years ago in Chicago with the royal appellation of Francesca Marlene de Czanyl von Gerber and by the age of 13 she was singing and dancing with the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Company. By 17, she had signed a seven year contract with Twentieth Century Fox.
As a bright-eyed beauty, she starred in dozens of musicals and comedies, most notably in "South Pacific" where she washed that man right out of her hair over and over again. Her appearance on the 39th Academy Awards stopped the show when she sang and danced her way as "Georgy Girl." She has always maintained that dancing, singing and smiling all at the same time, in heels, was the hardest achievement she did...and backwards no less!
Her beautiful famous long legs are still kicking up a storm in her acclaimed one woman show in "Mitzi...Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins" that has been touring from coast to coast. It has been called "sensational" by Liz Smith, "Terrific" by Regis Philbin, "Fabulous" by Clive Davis and "Brassy, bold and bigger than life" by Stage Buzz.com.
Leading men in her life include such greats as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Donald O'Connor and Gene Kelly. When the Golden Age of movie musicals faded, Mitzi perfected a stage act in Las Vegas. Still claiming "Show business is my life," she will surely have wonderful tales to tell next Sunday afternoon, as she chats with Jerry Goehring, Executive Director of The Edgerton Center. Inaugurating the 2013-2014 American Legends Series, Miss Gaynor will speak and discuss the video clips from her long and varied career. Her triple-threat talents will clearly be on display.
For tickets ($25, seniors $15, students $10), call The Edgerton Center (exit 47 off the Merritt) at Sacred Heart University at 203-371-7908 or online at www.EdgertonCenter.org.
Come meet Mitzi Gaynor, one of the top singing and dancing stars of all time, as she reminisces about her storied and star-studded career. And if you happen to have an extra $5.5 million, she'd love to sell you her Beverly Hills mansion that is currently sporting a "For Sale" sign.