Some people ain't Liza! Jx
That much is certain!
Think about it: why does Rose have to be a valedictory turn for the Big Ladies, an implausible dragon-lady of 50, 60, who knows how old?Think about a Rose who actually had her kids in a way that makes sense chronologically. A febrile, deluded fast Rose, charismatic, charming, and deeply, deeply damaged (the way that the Hovick girls' actually Momma seems to have been). This could have been a performance for the ages, once upon a time...
Exactly. It's only the third act finale Mama that's a bitter old hag, seeing the tail end of the parade.
If ever there was a performance that had the directors chanting "Hold it together Minelli" as they watched, this is it.
My favorite comment from the YouTube page: "This is the most coked-up version of this song I've ever heard."
I have to lay down now.
Suddenly I'm sweating and my nose itches, but... WORTH IT.