Mitzi Gaynor
Brings "Razzle Dazzle"
To Reagle Music Theatre
April 22

Reagle Music Theatre will present the regional premiere of Mitzi Gaynor’s critically acclaimed one-woman show “Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins” on Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m. at the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington Street in Waltham.

The legendary Hollywood, television, stage and Las Vegas sensation, perhaps best known for her portrayal of Nellie Forbush in the movie musical “South Pacific,” sparkles in the show that Rex Reed of the New York Observer called “a total star-spangled package of energy and joy.”

This “intimate evening of laughs, love and music,” an unforgettable love letter to a great era of show business, is part concert and part memoir – a glittering multimedia one woman tour-de-force of personal stories and classic songs, along with stunning video footage culled from Mitzi's television, concert and film work. (To read R. J. Donovan's reminiscences about Mitzi and her award-winning PBS special, click here.)

The New York Times has called Mitzi Gaynor “an all-time great.” She has performed “Razzle Dazzle!” to sold-out audiences across the country, including an acclaimed engagement at Feinstein’s at the Regency in New York City.

The show, backed by a seven-piece band with music director Ed Czach on piano, features Gaynor putting her own delightful spin on a variety of hits including “Honeybun;” a medley of songs from “South Pacific;” “Show Off” from “The Drowsy Chaperone;” “Everything Old Is New Again;” “Seems Like Old Times;” “There’s No Business Like Show Business;” and “Takin’ a Chance on Love,” here rewritten as “Takin’ a Chance on Me.” Gaynor also tells insider stories that Talk Entertainment calls “hysterically funny.”

During her decades-spanning career, Gaynor has earned 17 Emmy nominations, an Entertainer of the Year Award, three Lifetime Achievement awards, and a Golden Globe nomination for her star-making turn as Nellie Forbush in the movie musical “South Pacific.”

In Las Vegas she broke all box office records at the famed Flamingo Hotel, and in a 1964 television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" received top billing over The Beatles. From 1968 through 1978 she hosted and starred in eight spectacular television variety specials that received blockbuster ratings and six Emmy Awards.

Throughout her career Gaynor has performed non-stop, entertaining at the top concert venues and performing arts centers across the United States and Canada. Throughout the 70s, 80s and 90, Mitzi was a mainstay of the summer theatre scene in New England, playing to sold out houses at South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset, North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, and Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis.

As President of the Professional Dancers Society, she recently hosted a star-studded tribute to Dame Julie Andrews at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She was also featured on the recent PBS special “Oscar Hammerstein: Out of My Dreams,” a celebration of the most acclaimed lyricist and librettist of the 20th century hosted by Broadway star and "Glee" cast member, Matthew Morrison.

For tickets and information, stop by the box office, call 781-891-5600 or visit

-- OnStage Boston



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