By Andrew Gans
02 Mar 2012
Entitled Next to Ab-Normal, performances are scheduled for March 2, 20 and 23 at 7 PM. Directed by Barry Kleinbort, the evenings feature musical direction by Paul Greenwood.
Ackerman, according to press notes, recalls "personal stories of her unusual New York upbringing (including her childhood associations with such 'family friends' as Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon), [and revisits] songs she sang in New York hits like Starting Here, Starting Now or in one of her lengthy associations with the shows of Andrew Lloyd Webber....Ackerman's repertoire also includes charming standards, contemporary songs, even one of her own compositions which became the theme song for a 'very special' French film made during her time in Paris."