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Published date: July 13, 2018
Last modified: July 13, 2018

Young Critics Review 2018 – Liza Sings Streisand

 

I was sat in row J, seat 8. There was a perfect view of the stage. There was only one problem, I had no idea what she was singing, it was quite jazzy. I believe that this performance is aimed at elder people, we are the youngest here. Even mom felt young. Before it began, there was a mixed variety of instruments on the stage. It started with dialogue and darkness. They sat down ready to play. What was really good about it was she didn’t just sing her songs, she told us a bit about Streisand’s past and her mother. Her facial expressions were good because she showed the emotion of the song with her expression. She managed to include other artists as well e.g. Judy Garland. She put comedy into her act and she introduced the band individually, this shows they have a strong connection.  My favourite song of the first half was The Big Bad Wolf because she added in quite a lot of adult comedy which was funny. During half time, I asked people whether they enjoyed it or not and they said they absolutely loved it. She was wearing a white jumpsuit for the first half because she sang songs called the Trousers are too long. She even talked about what the band are wearing. She even explained that this is not a tribute act and she will not be doing any impressions. Throughout the first performance, she kept looking at me, probably wondering why we were here. The second half was way better than the first! She even did things to benefit me e.g.  Explained who Barbra Streisand was. My favourite song of the second half was second hand Rose because she made it comedic by her facial expression. In the second half she wore a beautiful black and red dress. Anybody could go here to this show and understand all of the comedy! She is hilarious. I couldn’t stop laughing when she performed people because she said “Streisand has sung this song this to every president of the USA, but not trump.” It was funny because the song started with happy, happy, happy. It is not in an offensive way but a comedic way. One of the good things about this she can speak and sing in French. This is quite convenient for people who don’t speak English. She kept talking to the audience and at the end she hugged an elder lady who was sat at the front. I have never seen such kindness towards others. The stage lighting was good because it wasn’t strobe lighting so she considered different people. She has 3 things: humour, grace and class. She actually successfully changed my views about jazz music. I love it and I love her! If you book tickets you will not be disappointed! After the show she was really nice, she said, “Keep Singing” to me and my sister. She even took time to sign our tickets. A great adult or family evening out. I would recommend it to anyone who likes Streisand. She will never fail to please an audience! 5 out of 5 stars!!!

By Rebecca Stanley