October 11th, 2013 · Live Show, News You Can Use, Terrible Music
Sorry I haven’t posted much, but I’ve been busy with this:
That’s a show I used to do a long time ago. And next week, I’m bringing back about 15 minutes worth.
On October 18 – 20, Sheila Sands will be opening for Brad Garrett at his club in the MGM Grand. I don’t know why either, but by God, I’m going to roll with it.
I am thrilled to say that I will be accompanied by the brilliant Jim May, who I have worked with for years. Jim and I also collaborated on my closing number, which is really too hard to describe. Let’s just say it’s a crowd pleaser.
I haven’t done Sheila in 15 years, so this is fun and scary all at the same time. But the rehearsals have been great. And the costume fittings have been interesting.
This is a sketch that Nolan Miller made for me in 1998. I really wanted an Eva-Gabor on Green Acres sort of gown for the Roxy, and it turned out that Nolan knew all the producers, including Lily Tomlin. I think he did them a favor, and I benefitted.
So this is what the dress looked like then:
It really is just so fabulously horrible, I had to wear it in Vegas. But I am about 120 pounds smaller than I was then, so the gown wasn’t going to fit. I couldn’t take it to Nolan because he up and died, and it wasn’t like I could take a handmade couture gown to the dry cleaners.
Fortunately, I was referred to these brilliant ladies, and they cut the dress down and reassembled it. This is what it looks like now.
You’ll have to imagine the wig, because it’s not finished yet. But you can be sure it’s as tasteful as everything else you’ve seen.
A lot of you have expressed interest in coming out for Sheila’s triumphant return to the stage, so if you’re thinking about coming, book soon! Brad’s shows always sell out.
And to those of you who have already bought your tickets, thank you for your continued support! I really look forward to seeing you all.
See you soon!
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