Faculty & Staff

Carla DelVillaggio is “Simply Streisand” at ICC on August 22

What began as a hobby has turned into success on stage for Carla DelVillaggio, who brings her show Simply Streisand to the Performing Arts Center on August 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The New York Post said seeing DelVillaggio’s show is “the next best thing to seeing Streisand herself.” From the hair down to the trademark nails and wearing meticulously detailed replicas of iconic concert gowns, she recreates the excitement and high energy vocals of Streisand’s most powerful numbers. At the same time, DelVillaggio sings with a beauty and purity of sound essential for the ballads so closely associated with this greatest of all singing actresses.

The 90-minute performance at the ICC Performing Arts Center consists of two acts, and while DelVillaggio is still finalizing details of the show, she said she is leaning toward performing her ‘Then and Now’ show. This performance features a first act of Streisand songs from the 1960s era, and, following intermission, Streisand songs from the 1970s on up.

Peoria Friendship House is the highlighted community partner for this performance. The community partner program, a part of the ICC Guest Artists Series, highlights a non-profit or community organization which has ties to the Guest Artists Series performance.

Tickets cost $25 for the general public and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ArtsAtICC.com or by calling the box office at (309) 694-5136.