Saturday, January 30, 2010

Poor Baby Bree Says "I Can't Let the Circus See Me Like This!"

A modern young woman (Bree Benton) dressed as a turn-of-the-century waif (Poor Baby Bree) in a pinafore and apron, singing vaudeville, music-hall and light classical tunes about dollies, running off to join the circus, dunking donuts and clowns — Mae Questal meets Mary Ellen Walton. I almost cried when she sang “Little Pal” (1929, Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, and Ray Henderson) to her rag doll. Plus I was sitting upstairs, and it was like the doll was looking at ME:

At Dixon Place, but tonight's the last night ...