Final 2 Performances Today at 2:30 & 8 PM for ‘An Evening with Danny Kaye’ at The American Century Theater

Brian Childers as Danny Kaye. Photo by Johannes Markus.
Brian Childers as Danny Kaye. Photo by Johannes Markus.

You have two more chances today at 2:30 PM and 8 PM to see the critically acclaimed An Evening with Danny Kaye starring Helen Hayes Award winner Brian Childers.

Brian Childers (Danny Kaye) with Musical Director Jeff Biering. Photo by Johannes Markus.
Brian Childers (Danny Kaye) with Musical Director Jeff Biering.
Photo by Johannes Markus.

David Friscic, in his review for DCMetroTheaterArts said:

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Brian Childers IS the exact personification of Danny Kaye in the wonderfully amusing and slightly manic current production at The American Century Theater (TACT), An Evening with Danny Kaye. Childers bounded onto the beautifully-rendered concert style setting (a hallmark of TACT is above-par superior, authentic period detail and scenic design) and emanated the many and myriad details of Kaye’s lively and intelligent persona. Utilizing every part of his limber body to achieve laughter, Childers progressed through a series of highly amusing patter songs, list songs, novelty songs, show tunes, Hollywood film songs, and various up-tempo numbers that kept the audience enthralled throughout ninety-minutes of almost complete non-stop physical movement…

One-person shows can be hard to pull-off—but this show is as successful as two of my favorites-Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight and Elaine Stritch’s At Liberty.

 It is extremely emotionally gratifying to have Childers return to his “home” at TACT, after travelling so successfully all over the nation.This is a one-man show which will linger in your memory and in my memory forever.”

Running Time: 90 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.

An Evening with Danny Kaye plays through August 16, 2014 at The American Century Theater at Theatre II in the Gunston Arts Center-2700 South Lang Street, in Arlington, VA.

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For tickets, call  (703) 998-4555, or purchase them online.

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Brian Childers on “An Evening With Danny Kaye’ Tonight at The American Century Theater Benefit at Artisphere.


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