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"Pedi's grand --and her grand finale is a tour de force that puts many another tour de force in the shade"



Christine Pedi owns every moment she is onstage, and reminds us all of why she is one of the greatest treasures shared by both the Broadway and Cabaret communities. Every number she performs brings down the house: from a Fosse-esque take on "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (you have to see it to believe it) to an impression-full "Twelve Days Of Christmas" (you really have to see it to believe it). By contrast, Ms. Pedi’s rendition of Irving Berlin’s "Count Your Blessings" and Cy Coleman’s "Christmas Lullaby" are gentle and heartwarming, letting us enjoy not only her skills as a comedienne and impressionist, but as a singer and actress as well. 

 Simply put - a sensation. Her first number, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" is an instant click with the audience.  She cements this with a series of celebrity impersonations for "The 12 Days of Christmas" in whatever order the audience members du jour pull them from a hat.  Quite a hat trick and quite a star performance all the way, including a chance to have a breather from comedy and croon something serious.  She proves that she can sing straight from the heart, not just the funnybone. 

....expect show-stopping turns by Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch as well. That Pedi plays the last three shouldn't surprise anyone who's seen her in "Forbidden Broadway" over the years. Delivering "The 12 Days of Christmas" in the persona of a dozen randomly chosen female characters, as well as an ultra-steamy rendition of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," the chameleon-like performer is the highlight of this good-hearted Yuletide entertainment. -The New York Post 

The big star of the night though is the brilliant Christine Pedi who gets to show off all of her comedy chops (the 12 days of Christmas is worth the price of admission), and getting to see her do one simple Christmas lullaby is one of the most effective moments of the show. -NYTimes letter



"Christine Pedi rides to the rescue of theatergoers who would rather commit seppuku than watch another “Christmas Carol.” Her seasonal offering is a funny, festive little shebang that shows off her musical dexterity and precise ability to mimic the big-belters of Broadway and beyond. Liza Minnelli singing “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is priceless, but the pièce de résistance is Ms. Pedi’s “Twelve Divas of Christmas,” in which she sings each verse in the voice of a different actress, from Elaine Stritch to Patti LuPone toCarol Channing."-New York Times


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