By Sandi Durell
Bobbie Horowitz will tell you that numbers don’t mean a thing. Some of the most fabulous people have created fabulous lives and works as they make their way up the ladder of age. Pay no attention to that number.
Take Joan Liman, honored on September 12 at the Metropolitan Room – an MD/PhD – spending many years at New York Medical College and was at the top of her career in medicine and education when, in 2008, she found that her passion for entertainment was more urgent. A past President on the AMAS Musical Theatre Board, she currently runs LimanAde Productions, recently wrote and produced her musical memoir “A LimanAde Life” and can be seen regionally taking on roles in numerous productions. Joan is a wife for 46 years and a grandmother.
Celebrating her were a series of cabaret performers and entertainers that included: CPA turned comic Ellen Karis, Marieann Meringolo singing “Survivor’s Guilt” (penned by Joan Liman), jazz artist Myriam Phiro with Cole Porter’s “In the Still of the Night,” David F. Slone ,with accompanist Harlan on accordion, who had some serious words to impart about Jewish dietary laws in MaryLiz McNamara’s “Bacon,”Josephine Sanges with John M. Cook on piano with a tune lyrically penned by Ann Hampton Callaway to Cole Porter music “ I Gaze In Your Eyes,” the Great Dubini (Greg Dubin) magician extraordinaire, David Meulemans with a loving “Counting My Blessings/Dream,” Shannon Turner with “But World Goes Round” and the glorious vocal presence of Frank Basile singing Joan’s favorite song “The Impossible Dream.”
The evening was musically directed by Bill Zeffiro.
Bobbie Horowitz, a 2016 MAC Award Winner as Best Emcee, will continue to help the over 50s shine bright. Look for her next evening on November 14th – 7 pm at the Metropolitan Room.