I was five when this film was released. “Obsessed” doesn’t cut it. I think it was truly my first ‘fangirl” moment. Bernadette Peters mesmerized me. Tim Curry and Carol Burnett ain’t half bad, either…
Between this and her guest work on The Muppet Show making frequent appearances in my VCR, I was sold for life. Then she started doing Sondheim shows, I became a musical theatre kid, and the rest is history. I still remember everything about meeting her as a teen. Dream come true.
There is something amazingly comforting about Bernadette to me. She’s like home. Always will be.