Pauline Rosenbaum and Larry Vide, above, performed a scene from The Importance of Being Earnest at Southbridge Towers annual music revue. Below, Estelle Yomtov, who has performed with Leonard Bernstein and at Tanglewood, sang If I loved You for Southbridge residents.
With decades of experience, Southbridge seniors gotta sing
After bringing down the house with her rendition of the song If I Loved You from Carousel, Estelle Yomtov, 93, who has lived at Southbridge Towers since 1971, reflected for a moment. I used to sing in a chorus with 100 other people, she said, and with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, with Leonard Bernstein and at Tanglewood.
She was just one of the performers in the Seaport complexes 10th annual Music Comic Revue, which was held three nights in August.
Pauline Rosenbaum, 88, who has lived in Southbridge for 36 years, sang the My Fair Lady song, Loverly with updated lyrics. Wishing for a nearby bagel shop and a subway stop, Oh, wouldnt it be loverly, she sang to a round of applause.
Ive been performing all my life, Rosenbaum said at intermission, and I write my own lyrics now.
Looking at the room with over 50 people in the audience, Rosembaum added, Its so important [performing for them] because they dont go out at night. It brings the community together.
Revue organizer Larry Vide left the crowd in stiches with his medical humor. What is bacteria, he asked, replying, the back door of a cafeteria. Ba-da-boom.