Shauna Hicks and Her 70's Mix, the new one-woman musical-comedy Hustle through actress Hicks' past, plays the Triad Theatre in Manhattan Sept. 10-Oct. 19 on scattered dates.
The followup to her critically acclaimed, award-winning, Shauna Hicks and Her 60's Chicks, the 70's Mix is "a multi-media extravaganza taking us back to the mixed messages of the 70's that created Hicks' amusing, adolescent hell."
Michael Schiralli (Varla Jean Merman's Enough About Me) directs the biographical musical, an evening full of familiar songs, sound bites and images, from the Jackson 5's "ABC" to Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman," to such iconic sights as that famous Farrah Fawcett poster.
Hicks last appeared on Broadway as Linda in Blood Brothers opposite David and Shaun Cassidy, Petula Clark, Carole King and Helen Reddy. Most recently, she won rave reviews and a MAC nomination at The Firebird Café with Jeff Harner in Shauna and Jeff Sing Mickey and Judy. Hicks played Rosemary opposite Ralph Maccio in the first national tour of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Shauna Hicks and Her 60's Chicks won a MAC and a CAB Award for Best New Show and a Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Theme Show. Shauna Hicks and Her 70's Mix was written and conceived by Hicks and "co developed" by director Schiralli. Producer Caroline Rhea is the comic actress of TV's "Sabrina The Teenage Witch" and "Hollywood Squares" who will take over the TV talk show in the Rosie O'Donnell syndicated slot in the coming year. Musical director James Followell is on piano. Johnny Rodgers plays Oct. 5 and 12.
Tickets are $12, with a two drink minimum. The Triad Theatre is at 158 W. 72nd Street. Performances play 7 PM Sept. 10 and 10:45 PM Sept. 14, 21 and 28 and Oct. 5, 12 and 19. For tickets and reservations, call (212) 613-0013.
— By Kenneth Jones