Barbra Streisand fans experience her music like never before when Steven Brinberg performs his acclaimed tribute “Simply Barbra” March 25 at North Central College.
The cabaret-style performance of “Simply Barbra” begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $30 and $25; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Brinberg writes and stars in the performance—with a voice so spot-on that Streisand herself approves. The London Evening Standard says Brinberg’s “Simply Barbra” is “scintillatingly funny, unnervingly accurate. A touchingly true tribute to the towering talent—and ego—of Barbra Streisand. A genuinely original show that is brilliantly scripted and beautifully performed.”
He has toured across the globe and performed at the Library of Congress, Carnegie Hall and on Broadway in the concert version of “Funny Girl” with Whoopi Goldberg. In addition to touring America, he also has played extensively in England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Spain, Mexico and Canada.
With more than a decade experience in the business, Brinberg’s appearances have been in increasingly high demand around the world. Currently, he appears regularly in symphony concerts with Marvin Hamlisch, the Oscar-winning composer of “The Way We Were.”
Hamlisch has nothing but high praise of Brinberg’s impersonation: “When you first hear Steven’s ‘Simply Barbra’ CD, for the first brief moment you almost think, ‘My God! Is that really her?’ It’s so captivating! Not only does he have a wonderful take on her—not at all mean-spirited—and this ability to imitate her, he also captures a lot of moments and nuances that are terrific. It was very impressive.”
USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors of North Central College’s 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).