Monday, February 09, 2009

Mae West: Biloxi Belle

When she performs in Biloxi this month, Tony-nominated Broadway actress-singer Emily Skinner will include new and traditional Broadway numbers — — and a special MAE WEST feature, “Come Up and See Me Sometime.”
• • As the venerable Biloxi Saenger is celebrating its 60th season, the organization is pulling out all the stops to make some whoopee.
• • Located on 416 Reynoir Street, Biloxi, MS 39530, the playhouse opened on 15 January 1929 and was touted as the Pearl of the Gulf South. Owned by Julian and A.D. Saenger of New Orleans [and designed by Roy A. Benjamin and built by Arthur Perry], there was seating for 1,245 ticket-holders who came to enjoy vaudeville, variety touring shows, and also "talking pictures" in this attractive building. The theater's acoustics were built so that, as one local paper reported, even a whisper on stage could be heard by all.
• • One evening before Valentine's Day, Emily Skinner will entertain at 7:30 PM on Friday the 13th at Community Concert’s “Broadway, My Way” show that has received rave reviews from The New York Times, The New York Post, USA Today, and other publications.
• • For info about this Broadway miss showing out in Mississippi, phone 1-228-435-6291 — — and tell them you heard about the mid-February shindig from the Mae West Blog.

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