Michael Feinstein Comes To McCallum Theatre
"America's Ambassador of Song, " Michael Feinstein, captures the essence of popular music, bringing insights and passion to the rich tapestry of songs from the big band, jazz and pop eras. Not only a top vocalist, but also a talented composer and arranger, Michael has released more than twenty diverse albums and sold out shows worldwide. His joy in performing led him to open Feinstein's at the Regency in New York City. He brings that same intimacy to Southern California with "Feinstein's at the McCallum."
The popular series returns to the McCallum Theatre on Friday, November 21, when Michael is joined by the vivacious Debbie Reynolds. Star of more than thirty movies, two Broadway shows, countless television and concert appearances, Debbie Reynolds is one our most beloved and versatile stars.
Debbie made her screen debut in The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady. A subsequent performance in Two Weeks With Love, convinced L.B. Mayer to choose her for the leading female role in Singin' In the Rain. Over a ten year period, Debbie made more than twenty-five films, including How the West Was Won, The Unsinkable Molly Brown (for which she was nominated for an Oscar), The Tender Trap, Tammy And The Bachelor, Divorce American Style and Goodbye Charlie.
In the mid-1960s, Debbie put together her first nightclub act, which debuted at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. In the decades since, she has been a headliner on the casino circuit, as well as in concerts in every major American city, touring an average of forty-two weeks a year. In 1973, she took a break from her nightclub appearances to star in the Broadway revival of Irene, breaking box office records. Debbie returned to the stage with Annie Get Your Gun. In 1983, she starred on Broadway in Woman of the Year, and, in 1989, in a national tour of The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
A life-long supporter of the Girl Scouts, she is also the founder-president of the Thalians, a charitable organization which has raised millions for emotionally disturbed children. Since the late 1960s she has been actively involved in the collection and preservation of memorabilia from Hollywood's first half-century, gathering thousands of costumes, props and mementos of the studios and their greatest stars.
This performance of "Feinstein's at the McCallum, " featuring Michael Feinstein and Debbie Reynolds, will be at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California, on Friday, November 21 at 8:00pm.
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