Then and Now...The Artistry of Barbra Streisand

Why book Then and Now...The Artistry of Barbra Streisand?

Carla DelVillaggio, has become one of the country's most sought-after Barbra Streisand tribute artists. Awards include 2008,2010 & 2011 "Agent's Best Impressed" & 2009,2010 & 2011 "Best Overall Celebrity Re-Creation" Sunburst Convention, Orlando, Fl, 2009 "Rising Star" The Reel Awards, Las Vegas. From the hair to the trademark nails, she is Simply Streisand in every way. This exciting artist sings LIVE recreating the high energy vocals of the "Greatest Star". Her acclaimed show "Then and Now, the Artistry of Barbra Streisand" has garnered rave reviews everywhere. Whether wearing a replica of a 1960's Streisand Sailor dress or a gown from The Concert of 1994, she's like BUTTAH.

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Review by Ron D.

The Artisty of Barbra Streisand by Carla DelVallagio was the surprise show piece for our Mother's 75th Birthday event. Carla's artistry of Barbra Streisand was flawless: her vocal talent was exceptional and her tribute performace of Barbra Streisand was exquisite. Her comedic timing, behavioral nuances, reparte, and, costuming/makeup were 100% pure Streisand. The invited guests were mesmerized - the guest of honor, my Mother was captivated, star struck, overwhelmed and in absolute bliss during Carla's performance. Three years later, my Mother, Father, their friends, the guests, and me still talk about that memorable day - that we were blessed to celebrate a milestone for my Mother's 75th and were "the luckiest people in the world" to experience the magnificent Carla DelVallagio's Artistry of Barbra Streisand. Carla and her talent are special gifts to us all.

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Reviewer: Ron D.
Event: Birthday Party in Tampa, FL
Event Date: Jun 7, 2008
Hired As: Barbra Streisand Impersonator

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 20 - 90 minutes
  • Fee: per event
  • Insurance: $3,000,000 - Specialty Insurance Agency. Commercial general liability.
  • Languages: English

Additional Booking Notes

Personal and Technical Rider will be provided upon request.

Past Booked Events

04/09/11 Aberdeen East, Boynton Bch, Fl
04/02/11 Venice, Fl
02/19/11 Bridgeview Condos, Delray Bch
02/05/11 Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, Sanford, FL
01/29/11 Pines of Delray, Delray Beach, Fl
11/20/10 Heritage Isles, Melbourne, Fl
10/16/10 Sun City Carolina Lakes, Indianland, SC
09/18/10 New Smyrna Yacht Club - fundraiser
08/28/10 Wynmoor Theatre, Coconut Creek, Fl
07/24/10 Clearbrook Community, NJ
07/23/10 Crestview Shores, Whiting, NJ
07/21/10 Temple Emeth, Margate, NJ
07/17/10 The Ponds - Monroe Township, NJ
05/01/10 Birmingham JCC, Birmingham, ALabama
03/15/10 Largo Cultural Center (2 shows) Largo, Fl
03/07/10 Port Charlotte Cultural Center
02/28/10 Traveler's Resort, Dade City, Fl
02/18/10 The Great Outdoors, Titusville, Fl
02/05/10 Coral Cay Clubhouse, Margate, Fl
02/03/10 Oak Run, Ocala, Fl.
01/31/10 Temple Emeth, Delray Bch, Fl
01/23/10 Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance
12/31/09 Errol Estate NYE Gala, Apopka, Fl
12/20/09 Holiday High Tea - Fundraiser - Orlando, Fl
12/19/09 Michael Andrew Xmas Show, Orlando, Fl
12/18/09 Michael Andrew Xmas Show, Orlando, Fl
11/21/09 Athens Theatre, Deland, Fl
11/19/09 Highland Lakes, Leesburg, Fl
10/30/09 Spruce Creek, Summerfield, Fl
10/25/09 Hollywood Casino, Lawrenceburg, IN
10/24/09 Hollywood Casino, Lawrenceburg, IN
10/23/09 Hollywood Casino, Lawrenceburg, IN
10/17/09 Stonecrest, Summerfield, Fl.
10/11/09 Gay Pride, Orlando, Fl
07/18/09 Rosen Plaza, Orlando, Fl
07/12/09 Hollywood Casino, Lawrenceburg, IN
07/11/09 Hollywood Casino, Lawrenceburg, IN
07/10/09 Hollywood Casino, Lawrenceburg, IN
07/02/09 Maitland JCC
06/18/09 Rosen Plaza, Orlando, Fl
05/28/09 Rosen Plaza, Orlando, Fl
05/23/09 Palm Beach Shores, Fl. - Private Party
05/09/09 Hamburger Mary's - 2 Divas and a Queen
04/19/09 Maitland, Fl - Jewish Community Center
03/28/09 Temple Sinai - Delray Beach, Fl
03/07/09 The Metro Club, Jacksonville, Fl. - private party
02/14/09 The Villages, Florida
01/18/09 Maitland Jewish Community Center, Florida
01/08/09 Showcase - Leesburg, Fl
12/27/08 Valencia Shores - Boynton Beach, Fl
11/30/08 Barbra/Cher/Elvis at Dance Orlando - Orlando, Florida
11/15/08 Private Party - Heathrow Country Club, Lake Mary, Fl
11/14/08 Festival of Trees Patrons Gala - Orlando, Fl
11/09/08 Ft. Myers, Florida
10/25/08 Hard Rock Seminole, Tampa, Fl
10/12/08 Southern Womens Show - Orlando, Fl
10/11/08 Southern Womens Show - Orlando, Fl
10/04/08 Charleston, SC - Jewish Community Center
09/27/08 Granbury Opera House, Granbury, Texas
09/26/08 Granbury Opera House, Granbury, Texas
09/06/08 Headdress Ball - Orlando, Fl
08/24/08 Savannah, Ga. Jewish Community Center
07/24/08 VIP Escapes Red Carpet - Orlando, Florida
07/18/08 Delray Beach, Florida
06/07/08 Private Party - Island Way Grill - Clearwater, Fl
06/03/08 Funky Monkey Wine Company - Orlando, Fl
06/02/08 Funky Monkey Wine Company - Orlando, Fl
04/30/08 Coconut Creek Casino
02/24/08 Jensen Beach - Private Party Academy Awards Night
02/23/08 Boynton Beach - Academy Awards Night Event
02/14/08 Glen Lakes, Weekie Wachee, Fl. - Valentine's Day Concert
01/30/08 Silver Lakes, Naples, Fl
01/29/08 Off the Hook Comedy Club, Marco Island, Fl
01/28/08 Off the Hook Comedy Club, Marco Island, Fl
01/26/08 Fiddler's Creek, Naples, Fl
11/30/07 Jamaica Bay, Fort Myers, Fl
11/15/07 Florida Barter Trade Show, Orlando, Fl
10/06/07 Humanitarian of the Year, JCC, Augusta, Ga
08/25/07 2nd Annual Bling Bling Diamond Gala - Winter Park, Fl
03/03/07 Fundraiser - Tampa, Fl
11/04/06 Corporate Fundraiser - N. Palm Beach, Fl.
10/14/06 Private Party, Oviedo, Florida

Then and Now...The Artistry of Barbra Streisand

Carla DelVillaggio is fast becoming one of the country's most sought-after Barbra Streisand tribute artists. She has won many industry awards, including the 2008 "Agent's Best Impressed Award" - Sunburst Convention of Professional Tribute Artists, the 2009 "Rising Star Award" - The Reel Awards, Las Vegas and the 2009 "Best Overall Celebrity Re-Creation Award" - Sunburst Convention. From the hair down to the trademark nails, Carla is Simply Streisand in every way. This exciting artist sings LIVE, recreating the high energy vocals of the "Greatest Star", the incomparable Barbra Streisand. At the same time she has the ability to sing with a beauty and purity of sound essential for the ballads that are so closely associated with this greatest of all singing actresses. Her highly acclaimed show "Then and Now, a Tribute to the Artistry of Barbra Streisand" has garnered rave reviews wherever she performs. Starting in 2011 "Simply Streisand" will also offer a show with a live 8 piece band.

Carla brings to this project more than 25 years of professional experience as a singer and stage performer, as well as a passion for and appreciation of the exquisite artistry of Ms Streisand. Having spent most of her career as a classically trained opera singer, Carla has always been inspired by and drawn to the voice and persona of Ms Streisand and she has successfully captured the essence of the one and only "Funny Girl" herself.

This project began as many others in the tribute artistry business. Over the years, friends, family and strangers often remarked about her resemblance to Streisand in looks and mannerisms, as well as her voice. Over and over she heard, "Has anyone ever told you that you look/sound like..." so she began to think about it in a more serious way. Her Streisand impersonation had its premiere performance at the "Sunburst Convention for Look-Alikes and Celebrity Impersonators" in Orlando, Fl. in 2006. To say that the response has been overwhelming would be an understatement.

Since that time she has entertained around the country at everything from private parties and corporate events, to Jewish Community Centers and night-clubs, and has performed on the Legends Stage at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas. She even showed up at a corporate fundraiser as Roz Focker, Ms Streisand's alter ego from the movie, "Meet the Fockers".

"Then and Now"

Carla's uncanny resemblance to "Vintage" 1964 Barbra, as well as her skill in portraying Ms Streisand as we know her now, has given her the ability to create a show that is completely unique. Entitled "Then and Now...A Tribute to the Artistry of Barbra Streisand", this show, in 2 acts, encompasses the classic songs (and the "look") so closely identified with the singer in the early days, as well as the songs she has made her very own in more recent years. "Then and Now" is distinctive in the industry, as no one else performs as both the younger and older Barbra Streisand.

Whether she is costumed in the iconic sailor suit from Ms Streisand's appearance on the Judy Garland Show in the 1960s or in one of the elegant gowns from the Timeless Tour of 2000, Carla can provide you with a classy, professional and very entertaining performance of almost any length for almost any type of event. She is available for private parties, corporate events, holiday gatherings, theatrical venues, night clubs, and "meet and greets", as well as inclusion in a larger Vegas-styled tribute show. Please visit: www.carlaissimplystreisand.net

The team providing the talent:

Chris Rottmayer

Musical Director / Pianist

Chuck Archard

Bass

Greg Parnell

Drums

Sam Zambito

Trumpet

Daniel Jordan

Saxophone / Flute

Dave Mackenzie

Saxophone/Clarinet

Testimonials

Carla,

Thank you so much for your superb performance for my 75th birthday. You were really the icing on my birthday cake! Everyone had a marvelous day and truly enjoyed all the songs and your beautiful voice.
Also, you have a lovely, sweet personality which reached all of us. Because of you and my wonderful children, I had the time of my life. Thank you once again for being Barbra for me.

Warm regards,
Bev. Davidson

– Bevelee Davidson

Dear Carla,
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Augusta Jewish Community Center, I would like to thank you for your wonderful performance at the 2007 Humanitarian of the Year event.
I am sure you have been told this before but I must add my words to those of others. Your likeness in appearance and voice to Barbra Streisand is simply remarkable. Even I, who has actually met and spent time with Barbra, was captivated by your performance.
We very much appreciate the fact that you did not cancel when you broke your wrist. Putting off your surgery until after your show in Augusta was a wonderful example of the old adage "the show must go on".
We wish you a speedy recovery from your upcoming surgery and much success as you continue to bring Barbra to those who rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to see her in person.
Sincerely,
Leah Ronen
Executive Director

– Leah Ronen

We had a venue of 320 people and was complimented by everyone on what a great decision we made in hiring Carla as Barba Striesand. She gave us an excellant performance and received a standing ovation. I would highly recommend Carla to anyone that likes a classy performance of Barbra Striesand. She gave over 100 percent and is a first-class impersonater. 11/30/2007

– Martha Rappatone

Hi Carla,

I cannot tell you how wonderful you were. Everyone thought that you were so great. You really made the party a success. The men had a ball and Tim loved singing with you. So glad that we did this.......I cannot thank you enough for making this year's ACADEMY AWARD Party special.

– Barbara Hobarich

Carla dahling,

To say that "Babs" stole the show at our concert in October would be an understatement! People are still talking about your incredible performance to this day.
Thank you for making the evening even more special through your talent, personality and great warmth!

– Jackie Rawiszer

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