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Lorna Dallas a Singer Who Gave Up Show Business for Marriage But Is Back To Wow

Lorna Dallas a Singer Who Gave Up Show Business for Marriage But Is Back To Wow
Rex Reed, Lorna Dallas

February 11, 2019, actress and singer, Lorna Dallas, took to the stage at Birdland Theater for her return cabaret engagement. Ms. Dallas collaborated with musical director Christopher Denny and director Barry Kleinbort, to premier her new show, Stages.

Penny Fuller, Lorna Dallas

Sharing stories from different stages of her life , we got to know this delightful performer. From her beginnings in a small town in Southern Illinois, to meeting a madam in a New Orleans cathouse. She became the toast of the town in London playing while in many West End shows. That led her to be asked to perform in a Royal Command performances for Queen Elizabeth and the Royal family.

Lorna Dallas, Leigh Zimmerman

Lorna, had the audience spellbound as she sang Larry Grossman & Hal Hackaday ’s “Empty”. It was cut prior to opening of the 1970 Broadway show Minnie’s Boys. She also showed off her musical theater prowess as she sang Robert Wright and George Forrest’ “Stranger In Paradise” from Kismet and Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Hello Young Lovers”, from the King and I. Ms. Dallas was asked to star with Yule Brenner in King and I, but turned it down as she met her future husband and she had to make a choice. Would she become a star on Broadway or marry the love of her life?  She chose the latter and never regretted it.

What a treat to see and hear this theater legend.


Magda Katz has been in the entertainment world for most of her life as a child actress, assistant to the head publicist of Avco Embassy Pictures, theatrical print agent. She went on to manage the show business career of her 2 children for over 15 years. For the last five years Magda has been filming and editing video trailers of live performances as well as celebrity interviews. Broadway After Dark was the first website to feature her video trailers. She contributed in creating a star studded 90th birthday party for Mickey Rooney at Feinstein’s at the Regency Hotel. Her video trailers have a large international following. Videos are featured on All of Magda’s videos can be viewed at

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