GENEVA — The Smith Opera House welcomes stage and screen legend Bea Arthur on Saturday, Sept. 24, for a single performance of her one-woman Broadway show, “An Evening with Bea Arthur.”
Arthur is best known for her roles in two television series, “Maude” and “The Golden Girls.” She now takes her quirky humor on the road, performing comedy concerts in front of audiences all over the country.
Her American stage debut was in 1954, as Lucy Brown in the U.S. premiere of “The Threepenny Opera.” On Broadway, she later originated the role of Yente the matchmaker in “Fiddler on the Roof,” and portrayed Vera Charles in “Mame,” the bosom buddy of Angela Lansbury, who played the title role.
Most recently, Arthur won a Comedy Ace Award for her performance in the FOX television series “Malcolm In The Middle.”
Accompanied at the piano by her musical director Billy Goldenberg, Arthur will perform at 8 p.m. in the Smith Opera House; reserved tickets are $35, $25 and $20, and can be purchased at The Smith box office, by calling (315) 781-LIVE, toll-free at (866) 355-LIVE (5483), or on-line at www.thesmith.org.