RED - Tom Mullica's Tribute to Red SkeltonPlaying at: Hamner Barber Theater
Category Comedy, Family (Kids will love it!), Variety
Experience the "Funniest and Most Successful Tribute Show in America" at the Hamner Barber Theater!
Tom Mullica's one-man tribute show is a living, breathing, giggling representation of Red Skelton. Tom has eerily and happily integrated Skelton's persona with his own. He faithfully captures the gentleness, sweetness, and improvisational aspects of Red Skelton, effortlessly becoming the Red-That-Was while simultaneously inventing a Red-That-Would-Have-Been. He kibitzes. He riffs. He touches hearts.
Now in its 11th successful year, Tom Mullica's Tribute to Red Skelton is the funniest and most successful tribute show in America today. It is the only show authorized by Mrs. Lothian Skelton and the Red Skelton estate. After Red's passing in 1997, Tom began writing a tribute to his friend of 18 years and has been performing in theaters across America and Canada ever since. Mullica transforms himself into Red Skelton, the legendary comic who is beckoned to regale the audience with his rubber-faced pantomimes, ageless sight gags, obscenity-free jokes and legion of memorable characters.
Mullica's show is not just a collage of terrific impersonations of a vaudeville and Hollywood icon, Mullica, in character the entire time he is on stage, wove stories about Red's upbringing, early stage career and philosophy of kindness and compassion into a marvelous and witty performance.
Tom's ease of delivery of Red's material, and his ever-increasing skill at facial and body expressions makes you forget the details, and simply enjoy a terrific show. Tom's ability to interact seemingly so effortlessly with the audience makes this performance truly unique.
"Tom Mullica, master showman, is the best in his field. He is real Theatre."