Donna Mooreâ€™s UnBalancing Act
Drew Davis of NY Magazine says, â€œThis one-woman dynamo sings and jokes from the heart. She should be on Broadway, surrounded by other stars. Check out her intimate stage show, before the HBO special hits!â€?
(Donna Moore--win's praises from NY Magazine).
For some people, taking three steps forward and two steps back might seem like a cause for frustration.
Thatâ€™s not the case, however, with Donna Moore -- sheâ€™s decided to turn lifeâ€™s challenges into inspirational humor with her new musical-comedy show, â€œThe unBalancing Act: A Cougar of a Musical.â€?
A follow-up to her highly successful â€œThe Balancing Act,â€? Mooreâ€™s new show is a tribute to the human spirit; namely how one chick has learned to survive. The singer, actress, and comic monologist describes the show as â€œBarbie meets Desperate Housewives on Demi and Ashtonâ€™s lawn.â€?Â Always one to heavily incorporate her own life experiences into her shows, Moore based her humorous newest script on a long-held personal philosophy. â€œIn life, we often take three steps forward, then two steps back,â€? says Moore, â€œbut no matter where you land, you can make lemonade out of lemons!â€?
This philosophy is explored through the many facets that she covers in her new productionâ€”everything from her experiences as a child actor on ZOOM (â€œI left the show and, instead of my life turning into reality T.V., it turned from T.V. into realityâ€?) to raise her two daughters as a single mother. Other highlights included in her show involve material about her â€œsurvivalâ€? jobs (i.e. performing at childrenâ€™s birthday parties) and her emergence as a COUGAR after her marriage and subsequent divorce.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
In typical Moore fashion, the show features original music and comedy with a cabaret twist. Incidentally, Moore personally composed the lyrics to five of the showâ€™s songs. One of these songs, â€œTHE COUGAR,â€? features a comical look at the phenomenon of twenty-something men falling for thirty-something/forty-something women a la Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. Moore invites different female guest artists, who will be rotated on a monthly basis, to perform Cougar with her at each show.Â Â Â Â Â Â
Despite her highly successful previous shows, many individuals who have watched Moore develop throughout her career feel that she is still climbing toward her peak of success â€“ mostly because the expectations for her seem to be extremely high within the entertainment industry. Drew Davis of NY Magazine says, â€œThis one-woman dynamo sings and jokes from the heart. She should be on Broadway, surrounded by other stars. Check out her intimate stage show, before the HBO special hits!â€? Other critics have shared this opinion, calling Moore â€œfascinating and entertainingâ€? and â€œa solidâ€¦mature performer.â€?Â Â Â Â Â Â
â€œThe unBalancing Act: A Cougar of a Musicalâ€? can be seen in New York Cityâ€™s Donâ€™t Tell Mama on Wednesday nights, starting on September 20 at 9:30 p.m.
Donâ€™t Tell Mama is located at 343 West 46th Street. For reservations, call (212)757-0788. Admission is a $15 cover charge plus two-drink minimum.Â Â Â Â
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