Melody as “Barbra Streisand” Performing Songs from Her Hit Movies

Presented, performed, and produced by Melody Mendis, Directed by Keith Russell

Sunday, September 10, 2017
7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:00 pm

Tickets: $17/$15 in advance

Melody as a “Barbra Streisand” singing impersonator is creating a big splash in the Twin Cities. This incredible show explores the timeless music from Barbra’s classic movies, including “Funny Girl,” “Yentl,” “The Way We Were” and more!  Fresh off from the MN Twin Cities Pride and MN Fringe Festivals, these shows are a wonderful montage of everything that is Barbra Streisand! Melody’s impersonation is accurate beyond measure in the voice, style, and banter with the audience. You’ll quickly make the leap and be swept into Barbra’s world. Funny, witty, full of heart and surprises, Melody takes on a role that many do not attempt.

Melody Mendis: Producer/Performer

Melody is an inspired vocalist, voice instructor, and voiceover actress who originally hails from Detroit and now calls Minneapolis home. She has a wide range of performance experience with the Detroit Opera company, variety cover bands including "Boogie Wonderland," and her own Jazz ensembles at the Dakota Jazz club. Currently, Melody enjoys exploring the world of Barbra Streisand and writing one-woman shows for venues such as the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, Twin Cities Pride Festival, and the MN Fringe Festival. Melody loves fitness, has a passion for racing cars, spending lazy days with her husband, and snuggling with their Beagle, Bacon.

Keith Russell: Director

Keith Russell is a local actor, director, choreographer, and theater blogger. He has directed/choreographed two shows with the Theater of the Ridiculous and Absurd as well as a number of shows with Arts Garden in Hugo. Most recently he has been dancing and performing with the Experteasers at the Follies at Minnsky Theater. He is a fan of Streisand and loves the opportunity to work in a cabaret-style show.



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