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Enjoy An Evening at the Birdcage at The Manor

Do you enjoy the smooth sounds of Streisand? Miss the energy of Judy Garland? Do you find Joan Rivers hysterical? Did you see “Burlesque” three times because of your intense love of Cher? Does the thought of all of these legends together on one stage sound like a dream come true? Then, An Evening At The Birdcage at The Manor will be the show for you. The 90-minute show runs from January 28 through January 30 – Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Joe Posa as Joan Rivers, Steven Brinberg as Barbra, Tommy Femia as Judy and Thirsty Burlington as Cher. The sexy Rod Stephens will also appear onstage, scantily clad like we like him.

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Do you enjoy the smooth sounds of Streisand? Miss the energy of Judy Garland? Do you find Joan Rivers hysterical? Did you see “Burlesque” three times because of your intense love of Cher? Does the thought of all of these legends together on one stage sound like a dream come true? Then, An Evening At The Birdcage at The Manor will be the show for you. The 90-minute show runs from January 28 through January 30 – Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Joe Posa as Joan Rivers, Steven Brinberg as Barbra, Tommy Femia as Judy and Thirsty Burlington as Cher. The sexy Rod Stephens will also appear onstage, scantily clad like we like him.

divas-live-the-manor-2Not only do these impersonators look like their idols- they sound like them too! Each performer will do their singing live. The event was the brainchild of the talented Joe Posa, who has been performing as Joan Rivers, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand and Michael Jackson, and many more for years. He recently finished a stint on the T.V. show 30 Rock where he starred as a drag version of Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon. This wasn’t his first time on network television- he also appeared alongside Susan Lucci as Erica Kane on All My Children and as Joan Rivers, along with Joan, on The Early Show.

“I’m always respinning what I do and so I thought how about doing an all live vocal show,” Posa said of An Evening At The Birdcage. “There hasn’t been something like this.”

“I thought, ‘Why not get the best?'” he continued about Femia, Brinberg and Burlington.

He has known the three other impersonators for many years and thought that together, they could put on quite a show.

Femia has been impersonating Judy Garland since the early 1990s and has won many awards and has performed Judy Garland Live! and Don’t Tell Mama, other shows in New York and all over the United States.

Brinberg has a show called Simply Barbra which he performs all over the world. He has performed with Marvin Hamlisch and at Stephen Sondheim’s birthday concert at the Library of Congress, at Carnegie Hall and on Broadway with Whoopi Goldberg.

Burlington has been in the entertainment business for 20 years and performs as Cher and also as Judy Garland and Michael Jackson, and as Thirsty Burlington, who is the reigning Miss Gay Massachusetts.

Posa is going to use video for the opening and closing to give the show a “multimedia effect” he said.

“This is our first endeavor,” Posa said. “It’s not rocket science- we do what we do individually and this is us all weaving it together.”

Posa is excited to debut the show at The Manor and hopes to tour with it and perhaps perform it at casinos.

“We’d love it if it were a touring thing,” he said.

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