Interview with Jackie Goldberg (The Pink Lady)
CKS: What prompted you to produce a show?
JG: At this stage in my life, at the age of 77, I have a dream. I’ve been reinventing it for the last six years; letting the world know that a senior is still vital, energetic and enthusiastic. That’s what I wanted to prove. We wanted seniors 60 and over, very few are in their 60’s, mostly 70’s and 80’s.
CKS: Is it a musical?
JG: It’s a musical, variety and comedy show—similar to how “Palm Springs Follies” began about 30 years ago. I would like to bring that type of show to L.A.
CKS: Who are some of the ladies in the show?
JG: There are men and women; no sexism here! I have Ms. Senior California 2009, former Ms. Senior America and former Ms. Senior California in it. We are inundated with beautiful ladies, and the men are terrific. They sing and dance and perform comedy acts.
CKS: Who is directing your show?
JG: Warren Berlinger, a former Broadway and television star himself. My MC is Hank Garrett, who was Tony Bennett’s lead comedian for 8 years in Las Vegas.
CKS: And who wrote the book?
JG: I wrote it with a lovely lady, Grace Farga.
CKS: Why “The Pink Lady?”
JG: You know, pink is such a color that gives the world around me an aura of beauty and love, and it’s just such an uplifting color.
CKS: What is the name of the show, when will it be performed and where?
JG: The show is called “Rockin’ with the Ages.” It opens October 2 for 4 weekends. Sundays are sold out but it is available October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at the Actors Forum Theatre (10655 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood). Tickets are available at PinkLady7@earthlink.net or (818) 606-6679.