Known as Mr. Showmanship, Wladziu Valentino Liberace made millions of dollars entertaining audiences with his flamboyant performances, but there was a lot more to the man than rhinestones and candelabra. Liberace! is a moving and highly entertaining tribute to the performer and musician famous for his charm, glitz, and glamour. On a set reminiscent of his celebrated television program, Liberace! relives the highs (and lows) of his prolific life. Theatre in the Circle’s Managing Director, Mark Corcoran said, “Liberace! will touch hearts and minds and will certainly be a feast for the senses. They are importing a $20,000 costume collection for this show. Some are exact replicas of Liberace’s performance costumes and some have been built to evoke the Vegas heyday of his career.”
The actor taking on this tour-de-force one-man show is David Maiocco.
He has performed all over the world as a virtuoso pianist, musical
director, actor and celebrated cabaret performer. Once he’s been to
“hair and make-up” it is spooky to see how much he looks like Liberace!
Founded in 2016, Theatre in the Circle brings live performances as the resident theater company of Cleveland’s Judson Manor retirement community. It is a bright new light in University Circle. It is the only resident-driven professional theater company in a retirement community anywhere in the United States. It brings professional theater to people whose access is comprised by limited mobility. It consciously chooses plays that resonate with the lives and histories of older Americans and Clevelanders. All performances are held in Judson Manor’s Ballroom, a barrier-free access venue with hearing loop technology.
We will have lunch there before the show. Judson Manor is preparing braised short rib with risotto and asparagus. Cranberry chocolate chip bread pudding for dessert. Coffee, decaf coffee, hot tea, or iced tea are included.
RSVP to 440.247.6490 by February 7.