Simply Streisand: A Tribute
The New York Post raved: “..she’s the Next Best Thing to seeing Streisand herself!”
Multiple award-winning Barbra Streisand Tribute Artist, Carla DelVillaggio, has been described as “funny”, “charismatic”, “can improvise on the spot”, “creates the perfect illusion as Streisand”, “has Streisand’s signature phrasing, timing and vocal mannerisms”.
Accompanied by her pianist and musical director, Christopher Rottmayer, this show is nothing short of amazing. A multi-media experience, with videos and photographs throughout the show, Ms DelVillaggio also manages to engage the audience in a very personal way. There is always a lot of laughter and audience interaction from start to finish.
DelVillaggio has entertained across the country from Miami to Las Vegas to New York City. From the hair, down to the trademark nails, and wearing meticulously detailed replicas of iconic concert gowns, she is “Simply Streisand” in every way. Her jaw-dropping recreation evokes the excitement and high energy vocals of Streisand’s most powerful numbers, as well as the beauty and purity of sound essential for the ballads so closely associated with this greatest of all singing actresses. Her keen sense of comedic timing, and ability to ad-lib, add to the overall illusion of portraying the original “Funny Girl”.
In June of 2012, she had the distinct honor and privilege of being asked to perform at the legendary Bon Soir nightclub in NYC. The Bon Soir is where Barbra Streisand was discovered in the early 1960s. Of that performance, Simply-Showbiz said: “Carla DelVillaggio demonstrated a spooky ability to channel the icon, at times you would swear you were seeing a hologram of a teenage Streisand”.
WATERMARK MAGAZINE: (LGBTQ+ magazine / Orlando, Fl)
“This was an hour of heaven! …looking and sounding like Barbra Streisand, from the laugh and giggle, to the hand and head movements…just like watching the actual diva herself.” “…she owned the stage telling stories and singing songs, …as if I was watching her on Broadway.” “…sang with pitch perfect accuracy …and had the whole audience captured.”
“DelVillaggio does a fine job capturing Streisand’s signature inflections…vocals sound startlingly like the originals…”. “What makes this more than mere karaoke is the effortless way DelVillaggio inhabits Babs’ persona. Her hair and profile looked dead-on …,but more importantly, she captures the mannerisms and posture perfectly.”
“When it comes to talent, Carla DelVillaggio is the real deal…delivers the songs with signature Streisand flair. She has the look and mannerisms down pat..”
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