FUNNY GIRL (1968) is presented as part of ECA’s Film Cabaret Series – screenings of classic films whose stunning cinematography and iconic music was made to be experienced on the big screen. Providing live entertainment during Cabaret happy hour (6:30 pm) is Princess Guy.
One of the most popular movie musicals ever made, FUNNY GIRL (1968) follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice, a role that earned Barbra Streisand the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actress. As the film opens, only her mother believes Fanny can make it in show business. When she gets her first break at Keeney's Music Hall, her hilarious debut as a roller-skating chorus girl gets her hired as a comedienne. A year later, Fanny is working for Florenz Ziegfeld in his famous Follies and brings the house down with an outrageous and unplanned number. Fanny becomes a star, falls in love and marries Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), a handsome gambler whose luck doesn't hold up. The film's many memorable songs include "Don't Rain On My Parade" and the Streisand classic "People."
Princess Guy, “Seattle’s Most Fabulous Vocal Quartet,” is an independent, vocal group of four guys in tiaras offering unique arrangements of pop, jazz, comedy, Broadway and classical including original songs and stories. Founded in 2018 for the purpose of singing myriad song styles for diverse audiences of sung song enthusiasts. The self-directed collective includes Eric Lane Barnes (baritone), Jeffrey Erickson (tenor), Paul Rosenberg (bass) and Ritchie Wooley (tenor). Roughly eighty percent a cappella, “Princess Guy presents a vast range of music styles emphasizing interesting harmony and unexpected interpretations of pretty much anything we fancy.”
ECA’s Film Cabaret Series is generously sponsored by Cheryl Foster & Carl Zapora and Jack Loos.