With Mark Baratellli
Orlando Fringe Festival
Loch Haven Park, Orlando, FL
Tonight Mr. Baratelli sobers up his Judy Garland Act for another year. But Judy’s attention span is dropping, so she’s only on stage for 30 minutes making it easy to slip this show in between the circus acts and the foam party in the men’s room. Judy is still a great entertainer; she’s just on the back slope of a career. The pills and eye makeup are so easy to mix up and it appears a raccoon has humped her makeup table. Her old days of elegant dress are a memory; tonight her blouse looks like it came from a date she had with Billy Joel at an Italian restaurant. While you may have seen her before tonight as special. An aggressive heckler attacked from 10 o’clock high in the side seats; this older woman was persistent and seemed to be speaking in tongues. But Judy is a trouper and kept control of the stage, made us laughs and made the young people exclaim: “Judy WHO?”
This show was part of the 2015 Orlando Fringe Festival. Information on tickets and times may be found at www.OrlandoFringe.org.