An evening with TAMMY FAYE STARLITE as TAMAR - Visit Palm Springs tag-img


The Alibi Palm Springs

Sep 23, 2022 5:30 pm - Sep 23, 2022 7:00 pm
About Event

Tammy Lang a/k/a Tammy Faye Starlite has come to be one of the brightest stars in the Downtown New York scene. She maintains a busy schedule of performances, guest appearances and benefits, not only in Manhattan but around the country including stints in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Chicago, St Louis,
Pittsburgh as well as the farthest reaches of New Jersey and New Hampshire. She’s been a girl on the go-go since her soap opera days when she was a regular on The Guiding light portraying one of two “wacky maids.” Allison Janney was the other one.

Her Tammy Faye Starlite character is a chipper yet bitter country music singer whose reactionary rantingsand authentically convincing Partonesque vocals made for so phisticated satire of the highest — or lowest — order. Her jaw-dropping repertoire included such ersatz country classics as “God Has Lodged A Tenant In My Uterus” and “Did I Shave My Vagina For This?” among other campfire favorites. Against all odds, the act was accepted not only in New York and LA but also in Nashville where her sold-out performances both scandalized and thrilled club goers. In recent times, her startling feats of musical reincarnation she has created a new kind of cabaret. Equally gifted as an actor and singer, Lang deep-dives into the vaults of art-pop-rock-whatever and returns clutching buried treasures. In Nico: Underground– her bio-show, as it might be called – she brings back the late Velvet Underground icon in all of her fuzzed-out, deadpan glory. With mentions of Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Jackson Brown, John Cale and Andy Warhol, she animates the character providing both historical context and up to the minute contemporary references.
With Cabaret Marianne, Lang salutes Marianne Faithfull one of the great, straight-talking divas of modern pop music, another foreboding yet tragically vulnerable blonde icon of the 1960s. She pays homage by performing a singular repertoire that is bitingly and world weary while commenting on the continuing downward spiral of the culture.

Her latest original incarnation is Tamar, an Israeli pop star with an international following on the comeback trail. She totally inhabits the persona, maintaining a convincing accent during narrative passages between note perfect songs performed in Hebrew and English. The performance is as immersive as a warm mikvah bath. Broadway World calls Tammy/Tamar’s performance of Yesterday, Today and TAMAR ‘Tammy Faye Starlite’s maddeningly funny portrayal of the maddeningly self-serious
Israeli chanteuse…’

The Alibi, Palm Springs, CA
Fri Sep 23 at 5:30pm PDT
Ages 21 & over
Doors open at 5:00PM