PARSIPPANY — Parsippany High School graduate Melody Lieberman is starring in “Minnie’s Boys” (the former Broadway show about Minnie Marx, the mother of The Marx Brothers) at a regional theater in Florida.
She was also a very active member in the Rotary Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills. During 2009-2010 she served as secretary. While attending Parsippany High School she was a Musical Advisor/Instructional Aide.
She received her Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Studies degree from Montclair State University in 2005.
Minnie’s Boys is the Broadway musical that captures the Jewish immigrant experience with warmth and laughter. Minnie’s absolute love and belief in her sons took them from tenements of the the lower East Side, and brought them into international stardom as the beloved Marx brothers. This is her story of triumph, and her steadfast belief in the American Dream.
Featuring the break out hit, “Mama, A Rainbow,” Minnie’s Boys captures a great time in our history, and shows how a mother’s love and determination are timeless.
The cast’s strong voices carry much of the show, thanks in part to the leadership of musical director David Nagy working with superb brassy multi-leveled recorded music by Manny Schvartzman.
Parsippany’s Melody Lieberman throws herself unreservedly into the role of the formidable Minnie and she has clarion voice to trumpet the score – far better than La Winters could have done.
Minnie’s Boys plays through August 6 at the Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, Margate, Florida. Performances are 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Running time is two hours twenty minutes with a fifteen-minute intermission. Tickets are $48.00. Call (954) 344-7765 or click here.
Melany also sang the National Anthem Melody for New York Mets vs. Yankees on August 2, 2016.