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Flipside: The Patti Page Story

December 29, 2012

I was truly mesmerized watching “Flip Side: The Patti Page Story” at the “59E59” Theaters. Two gifted singers, Haley Jane Pierce and Lindsie Van Winkle sang close to thirty of Patti Page’s songs.

“Flipside” is written and directed by Greg White and received fifteen awards from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Coincidentally, one of the show’s numbers is “Father, Father” sadly recalling that both Ms. Page’s father and President Kennedy died in 1963.

Patti Page was born Clara Ann Fowler and Ms. Pierce looks back on Patti Page’s career as Clara Ann Fowler at Tulsa, Oklahoma radio station KTUL in 1965. Ms. Van Winkle is Patti Page as she wears many great outfits in singing such hits as “How Much is that Doggie in the Window,” having great interaction with an audience member “caught” not singing along. He responded nicely after Ms. Van Winkle sat next to him.

Renditions of “Tennessee Waltz” and “This is my Song” close the show honoring the now 85 year old Patti Page, who sold over ten million records and was the first to “dub in” her own voice on recordings, in effect singing in harmony with herself. This was illustrated very well in the show with the two “Patti Pages” and Clara Ann Fowler’s voice heard loud and clear as her father wanted.

I responded well to the show and highly recommend it. However, there are only two performances left, tonight, Saturday December 29th at 8 p.m. and tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M. at “59E59” Theaters.

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