To Dad with Love: A Tribute to Buddy Ebsen
Kiki Ebsen returns to Theatre West By Popular Demand with a newly envisioned World Premiere production of her show, To Dad With Love: A Tribute To Buddy Ebsen
Multi-talented performer, Kiki Ebsen honors her father, entertainer Buddy Ebsen, in a multimedia show, co-designed by Kiki and her brother, Dustin Ebsen. The show highlights the icon’s seven-decade career during the best days of stage, film, theatre, and television. From his earliest days as a New York song-and-dance man, Kiki takes the audience back in time as Buddy Ebsen starred in early films such as “Captain January”, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “Banjo On My Knee” and the “Broadway Melody” movies of 1936 and 1938. In addition Kiki will reflect on his television work in “The Legend of Davy Crockett”, “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “Barnaby Jones”.
With heartfelt love from daughter to father, Kiki remembers her dad, singing beloved songs from Buddy’s film career, accompanied by premier jazz musicians Jeff Colella (piano), Granville “Danny” Young (bass), Kim Richmond (woodwinds) and Kendall Kay (drums).