A star is reborn in this highly anticipated stage show.
For those who watch the Bravo reality series The Real Housewives of New York (RHNY), you know that Luann de Lesseps (a.k.a. Countess Luann) has been working on a self-titled live cabaret show for some time. It debuted in New York in early 2018.
In fact, the cast last season was a little resentful of Luann because she was concentrating so much on the show, even going so far as to ditch her friends on vacation just to visit the marquee with her face on it and take a selfie.
Called "Countess and Friends" the cabaret is now on the road and has been selling out venues all over the country. Some numbers focus on Luann's life and her role as a TV celebrity.
Those roles aren't mutually inclusive; for a few months out of the year her hit reality series, going into its twelfth season, continues to entertain loyal viewers and readers of The Big Apple's Page Six.
Yet Luann's stage comeback isn't tagged with a Bravo logo, this is pure Luann. She has overcome some serious obstacles in the past few years from marriage to alcoholism and even jail. Her heart and soul are literally tied to the show and critics who have seen it are amazed at how entertaining it is.
People will, of course, go to see her live performance of "Money Can't Buy You Class," and “Chic, C’est La Vie," but the production is so full of comedy, pageantry, and colorful costumes what you paid for your seat is well worth the price.
Michelle Collins of Vanity Fair called "every seat the right one," and "an absolute spectacle in the best way possible."
Eventually, The Countess' friends became a little more accepting of the show and began to support Luann even though they grew tired of hearing the word "cabaret."
You can see what all the fuss is about on September 13 when Luann and some of her friends bring the show to the Spreckels Theatre in San Diego.
"Countess and Friends" with Luann de Lesseps is on Friday. September 13 at the Magnolia.
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The Magnolia Theatre is located at 210 E Main St 6525 El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 494-5620.