Jan Daley: "Where There's Hope"
Sunday, Apr 03, 2011: 8:30PM
When you think of Bob Hope, you think of one of comedy?s greatest legends but Jan Daley has put together a Tribute to Bob Hope and the love songs from his legacy, that most of the world was not aware of. Even though Miss Daley entertained around the world with the great Comedian decades after these songs were written, it has given her a special insight into the material, and her research has paid off. The selections she has made just happens to be some of the best love songs from our own American Songbook. Who would ever think, that Vernon Duke & Ira Gershwin would write a song like ?I Can?t Get Started,? especially, for Mr. Hope? But, boy, does Miss Daley blow you out of your seats with her rendition. And did you know Cole Porter wrote ? It?s De-Lovely,? for Hope & Ethel Merman for a 1939 Musical. Miss Daley brings us funny-yet poignant- stories about her travels with the famed entertainer that blends personal experience with showbiz history.
What makes this show worth coming to is the way Miss Daley approaches each song with such a fresh but sensual way. Her voice is pure velvet and Billboard says, ?Miss Daley, whose voice matches her looks, is in every sense of the word a knockout!? Hollywood Reporter writes, ?There is a certain coolness to her delivery which she offsets with a glint of fire just beneath the surface.? And the Los Angeles Times continues with, ?Her vocal technique is marvelous?. ?Miss Daley?s range is her most important attribute.?
You won?t want to miss the film clip of Jan in Viet Nam singing to one of our GI?s, which kicks off the show.