Miranda Sings

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Opened Mar 29, 2010
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Tony-nominated jazz/cabaret superstar Ann Hampton Callaway will be forced to undergo Miranda's vocal and artistic scrutiny with one of her much-discussed and sought-after voice lessons. Jarrod Spector and his Jersey Boys will perform a Four Seasons song with the diva, and internet sensation Sam Tsui will perform, following his recent appearance and interview on "Oprah!" You will not want to miss this extravaganza, hosted by the lipstick-wearing, epileptic-eyebrowed, crooked-smiling beauty as she performs her magic once again at Birdland! Miranda Sings is an internet character created by California-based theatre student Colleen Ballinger, and proliferated via YouTube. The character is a satire of increasingly common YouTube videos featuring mediocre or even bad singers who film themselves singing as a form of self-promotion. Miranda is supposedly from Tacoma, Washington, sings comically off-key, and, when confronted by viewers who take the videos seriously, uses the catchphrase "Haters back off!" The characterization includes facial tics, unusually active eyebrows and a crooked smile. She also wears lipstick drawn beyond all natural borders and often dances stiffly to the music she is performing. Ms. Ballinger's character has enjoyed widespread popularity, particularly among musical theatre fans, and has recently appeared as Miranda Sings at live club and theater venues in New York (The Minskoff Theatre, Jim Caruso's Cast Party), Los Angeles, Australia, and London (Ambassador Theatre).

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