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Songs and Stories from a Not-Quite-Kosher Life
November 19 @ 7:00 pm
A solo show by Penny Orloff
“Penny Orloff… assured and excellent in every way.” –New York Times
Penny Orloff was a working actor/dancer in LA when a Juilliard scholarship took her to New York. She had featured roles on Broadway, working for such directors as Harold Prince and Joseph Papp, and sang more than 20 Principal Soprano roles for New York City Opera under Julius Rudel and Beverly Sills. In a career spanning more than 50 years, she starred in over 100 productions off-Broadway, regionally and internationally. Her first solo show, “Jewish Thighs on Broadway” (based on her best-selling novel of the same name, available on Amazon), toured the U.S. for a decade, including a successful off-Broadway run in 2005. Having outlived most of her early competition for film roles, since 2012 she has enjoyed acting in a range of interesting shorts, indie and feature films (silver-white hair and a Botox-free face are, apparently, in short supply in LA…).
Broadway musical theater actress Penny Orloff’s solo show is back on the road, bursting with heirloom melodies, stories of her Jewish immigrant family and tales from her zany life in showbiz.