Thursday, June 24, 2010

Laura Freeman Sings

Saw Laura Freeman and Rob Dorn with Beckie Menzie perform The Judy Garland Duets at the Skokie Theatre Music Foundation on Sunday, August 16, 2009. Laura and I have worked together backstage at The Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Rob's tenor was in fine tune. He was equally excellent at whispering as he was belting out his songs. He almost won the "Who channeled Judy Garland!" contest between Laura and he.
A close tie in the "Channeling Contest" was Laura, whose soprano was sexy, seductive, silly, serious, scintillating, sultry and spectacular as she met each song with gusto! Laura is equally amazing in whatever approach she chooses to deliver her songs which causes you to "feel" the moment.
Beckie is not only an adept accompanist but such an accomplished musician at the piano. While she does not overpower the singers, she is an important integral part to the success of the show and a joy to listen to. Highly recommended!!!

Laura Freeman

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