Ronnie Spector is about to regale audiences at Ridgefield Playhouse with a candid account of her 50-year career as an internationally-known rock and roll icon. She will be discussing everything from her chart-topping hits like "Be My Baby" to her recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
And if youre lucky, she might even share which member of the Rolling Stones still sends her flowers on her birthday.
Its a rock and roll story thats never been told, Spector said of her tell-all theatrical production, "Beyond the Beehive."
Spector will perform her show, which comprises songs, images and a monologue, at the Ridgefield Playhouse on May 19 at 8 p.m.
If Spector hopes to relay one message to her viewers that evening, its that anything is possible. Spector will document her rise to the topfrom growing up in New York Citys Spanish Harlem to living in the legendary Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at the height of her career. Of that experience she said, It was only a subway ride away, but it took me a lifetime to get there.
A few landmarks of Spectors career include her duet with Eddie Money in his 1986 hit, Take Me Home Tonight" and her rock and roll renditions of Frosty the Snowman and Rockin around the Christmas Tree, which still remain in heavy rotation each holiday season.
Spector said her upcoming show at the Ridgefield Playhouse will also serve as a landmark of her careershe is a 23-year resident of Connecticut and many of her friends will be coming to watch the performance.
Expect laughter, expect tears and at the end expect happiness, Spector said. I love the stage and I love entertaining, and I love the Ridgefield Playhouse."
Before the show starts, head to Southwest Café at 109 Danbury Road in Ridgefield for a free margarita. All you will need is your ticket stub.
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