Judy and Liza have wowed the audiences at Richmond Triangle Players separately time and time again, but now these two will be sharing the stage on June 8-9.
“Judy and Liza Together Again” is staring Tommy Femia and Rick Skye showcasing one of the greatest mother-daughter acts of all time, as seen through the sell-out performances at New York City’s Don’t Tell Mama the past two years. Femia and Skye have both performed solo acts at RTP, but this is their first time appearing as a duo on stage. This pair recently took home the 2012 Manhattan Association of Cabarets award for Best Duo Performance.
“Tommy and Rick are a delight to work with. Tommy has been playing the role for over 25 years now, so he just IS Judy. And Rick’s Liza is over-the-top, larger than life, just like the real one,” said Phil Crosby, the managing director for RTP. According to Crosby, Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli were not only related, but two of the greatest performers of all time. Femia and Skye, during this performance, recapture a bit of that magic Garland and Minnelli were most notorious for on stage.
“A star turn, and an audience pleaser from start to finish! There’s more than impersonation going on here. The show is part put-on, part send-up, part true to the characters at their genuine best. Judy and Liza are characters Femia and Skye have used as their subjects for years, and the question is: Are they so good at it because they’ve been doing the characters for so long, or have they been doing the characters for so long because they’re so good at it?” said Cabaret Scenes Magazine.
RTP is a non-profit organization that seeks to connect theatre and the surrounding community. This organization welcomes all audiences providing entertainment geared towards the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. Their mission is to bring enlightenment through warming the heart, educating the mind and entertaining the spirit.
Tickets for “Judy and Liza Together Again” will be on sale for $25 encapsulating the most intimate form of song and story- cabaret. The show on June 8 – 9 will premiere at 8 p.m. and tickets are available for purchase at http://www.rtriangle.org/
Rachel Williams is a rising senior at Virginia Commonwealth University with a calling to be a voice to the voiceless; and passion is to bring gender equality and ethnic justice to the forefront of RVA.