Friday, August 25, 2006

Reba: from The Grande Old Op’ry to Carnegie Hall.

I found Reba to be a terrific Nellie Forbush. She captures the “country” voice to deliver “Cockeyed Optimist,” and there’s a real truth when she sings “He’s a cultured Frenchman, I’m a little hick.” The recording is also available on DVD of the concert.