Anyway, I was struck by how good Liza looked. Either she's made a pact with the devil or she has a really good surgeon. For a sixty-two year old with a history of substance abuse issues, she is smokin' hot.
(Speaking of smokin' hot women in their 60s, have you heard the recent quotable from Helen Mirren about date rape? I think it's a horrible indictment that she felt -- feels -- that she couldn't report her date rapes, as it "just wasn't something one could do." Silence kills, man. /diversion)
I remember seeing Liza in "Cabaret" as a youngish teenager and not really understanding much of it -- the homosexual story line, the abortion story line -- but boy, did Liza knock my socks off when performing the title song. Remember it?
Chills down my spine, literally. I think it's a testament to Bob Fosse as a director that he elicited such a raw, powerful performance from this chick.
So why do I have "Cabaret" on the brain? Well, it just so happens that this Saturday evening is our PKD fundraising cabaret at the Swarthmore Players Club. Curtain is at 7pm, tickets are $15 each, and we have some very cool raffle baskets as well. We're about 80% reserved already, but if any of my pretty local friends are free, we'll be sure to save you a seat! It's going to be a very fun evening. Drop me an email or a comment if you want more info....
To date, we've raised about $2700 for the PKD Foundation. Woot! And I expect the cabaret to boost those numbers nicely (last year we brought in $2,200!). And have I mentioned that we have another cool event scheduled for October 10?....
(It's no wonder I can't find my brain these days. Ah well, I'll just have to make do without.)