Thursday, March 8, 2012

Rockin' For A Cause- Part II

Today's post is a continuation of yesterday's post where I talked about the charity event that Uncle Jeffy and I participate in every year for The Carousel Center. The Carousel Center is a nonprofit organization that treats victims of child abuse in my local community. Every year, local folks agree to make fools of themselves by dressing up like famous musicians and lip sync songs on stage to raise the big bucks for the Center's annual gala. If you missed yesterday's post, I showed some of Uncle Jeffy's most memorable performances. Today I intend to share with you some of mine.

There I am masquerading as Cher. Now you have to understand that when I was about 9 years old, I truly thought I WAS Cher. I would watch The Sonny and Cher show religiously, hold a pretend microphone, and practice Cher's every song, movement, and her famous lip lickin' trick in my bedroom. I really think I'm THE original Cher impersonator!!!!!

Here I am backstage hob knobbin' with a young Tina Turner. We did a duet that year and had a blast!!!!!

After my Cher gig, my friend Robin and I decided to parody the Wilson sisters from the group Heart. Of course we put a comedy spin on the whole deal, so please watch the entire video. I promise you, you will not be disappointed.

Now for those of you young'uns who weren't even born when Heart was popular and had all of their hit songs, lemme tell ya, those chicks were ROCKIN' HOT back in the day. But, then Ann started packin' on the pounds and looked like Jonah Hill before his dramatic weight loss, hence the whole comedy routine. Get it, got it, good!!!!!

Last year I had to completely change races, for my portrayal of Diana Ross. I was layin' in the tanning bed every other day for two months to get as dark as possible. Our group performed a hilarious rendition of "I'm Coming Out". My posse included some awesome popular gay folks like Ellen, Elton John, George Michael, and the "is he or isn't he gay" Tom Cruise. That song was such a blast to perform, and as much as the openly gay characters tried to convince Tom that "coming out" is OK, he still ran back to Katie.

This year the theme of the gala is "One Hit Wonders", so Robin and I are doing "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses. As you can imagine, we are straight up making fun of men with this act. Since we can't really get a muscle car on stage, we are going to give it the old college try with some other relevant props. Hey, every dude gets his rocks off from a rip roarin' power tool right? The show is on St. Patrick's Day, so stay tuned for video coverage and/or photos from the benefit.

12 comments:

  1. Awesome! Can't wait to see pictures!

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  2. Ireally can't wait to see what you guys come up with this year. That sounds like a lot of fun. btw I've tagged you on my blog :)

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  3. Looks awesome!

    You've got Cher down in the first photo. Looking forward to the pictures and video.

    WG
    http://itsmynd.com

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  4. I thought that was Cher! You are so funny and amazing. I wish I was your neighbor...I would bug you EVERY SINGLE DAY!

    Looks like lots of fun and all for a great cause!

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  5. Girl, you got a rocking body!! You really do look like Cher. :) Can't wait to see what you guys come up with next...

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  6. You look amazing, Deb!! Can't wait to see the new pics...

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