A Very Bette Christmas at Don't Tell Mama

A Very Bette Christmas, a play with music by Elizabeth Fuller, at Don't Tell Mama from the 17 Nov 2005.

A Very Bette Christmas: The setting is a 1962 Christmas television special starring Bette Davis. It depicts Bette butting heads with her director, slinging icy zingers at Crawford, and mingling with the audience as a sly method to take full control of the television special.

Elizabeth Fuller (Playwright) is the author of 10 books including: Me & Jezebel. Her other plays include: Not Just A Love Story; and The Luigi Board (an Interactive Italian Musical Comedy). She also created the board game: Fleece the Flock (1989), which poked fun at TV evangelists.

The cast for A Very Bette Christmas, directed by Mark S. Graham, stars female impersonator Tommy Femia as Bette Davis. The cast also features Daniel John Kelly and Peter Morris.

Tommy Femia is a 5-time Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) Award-winner for Outstanding Impersonation. He received a 6th MAC Award for Outstanding Musical Comedy Duo for Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli Live!, co-starring Christine Pedi as Liza. He is also the recipient of a Back Stage Bistro Award for Impersonation.

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