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Ira Lee Collings: A Genuine Charmer

Ira Lee Collings: A Genuine Charmer

by Myra Chanin

Ira Lee Collings, an 81-year-old imp who blends Maurice Chevalier’s charm with Jimmy Durante’s conviviality, calls himself a Gay Geezer. Collings may have a “gay” sexual orientation. Nowadays who doesn’t? But as a performer he’s also gay in the former meaning of that word—jolly, animated, cheery, merry, carefree and playful. What’s more, there’s nothing Geezerish about this guy. Even when he’s feeling nostalgic, he’s totally hip and makes you share his joy in the past, present and future.

Click on the link to read the full article: www.theaterpizzazz.com/ira-lee-collings-genuine-charmer/

REVIEW: ‘Simply, Ira Lee,, ‘Gay Geezer Celebration’

Simply, Ira Lee,, ‘Gay Geezer Celebration'

By Anne-Allegra Bennett (@aab_artiste)

In honor of his 80th birthday, Ira Lee Collings lights up the room at Don’t Tell Mama with his show Simply, Ira Lee (a Gay Geezer Celebration Through the Looking Glass… Warts and All). He takes the audience through a walk down memory lane with songbook classics, and stories of his life and careerPerfectly suited for the energy and setting of cabaret style spectacle, Collings brings a great joie de vivre and warmth to the stage with his charming personality. Kicking off the evening with a medley of music by Jerry Herman, the combination of “Before The Parade Passes By” and “Open A New Window” is the perfect way to engage the audience as his story unfolds.

Click on the link to read the full article: http://centerontheaisle.com/4216/review-simply-ira-lee-gay-geezer-celebration/

Ira Lee Returns as The Gay Geezer To Celebrate Turning 80

Keith Price's Curtain Call: Ira Lee Returns as The Gay Geezer To Celebrate Turning 80

Actor, Singer, Ira lee Collings, takes some time from his busy rehearsal schedule, as he prepares his latest installment asThe Gay Geezer in SIMPLY, IRA LEE, to chat with me about his upcoming show at Don’t Tell Mama. We also talk a little about life before and after coming out as an artist and a gay man.

Listen to the interview here: -> https://soundcloud.com/comedydaddy/ira-lee-collings-returns-to-dont-tell-mama-as-the-gay-geezer-to-celebrate-turning-80

 

Keith Price’s Curtain Call: www.keithpricecurtaincall.com

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Call Answered: “Gay Geaser” Ira Lee Collings: “Life Is A Song – So, Why Not Sing It?” at Don’t Tell Mama

Call Answered: "Gay Geaser" Ira Lee Collings: "Life Is A Song - So, Why Not Sing It?" at Don't Tell Mama

by Adam Rothenberg

photo by Winston Leonard Photgraphy

When someone proclaims they have “Gay Geaser Power,” how could one not want to find out more! At 82-years-old, Ira Lee Collings is showing us you can do anything at any age. After a 25-year absence from show business, Ira has returned to his performing roots and is delighting audiences with his cabaret show Life Is A Song – So, Why Not Sing It? at Don’t Tell Mama.

Click on the link to read the full article: https://www.callmeadam.com/interviews/2017/10/28/call-answered-gay-geaser-ira-lee-collings-life-is-a-song-so.html?rq=ira%20lee%20collings

“Gay Geezer” Ira Lee Collings Reboots at Don’t Tell Mama for 3 Shows

“Gay Geezer” Ira Lee Collings Reboots at Don’t Tell Mama for 3 Shows

by Rob Lester

That charming and puckish cabaret doyen Ira Lee Collings is certified proof that “life begins at 80.” The self-described “Gay Geezer” is a delightful and dapper old boy who’s done a lot of living. (Featured photo: Ira Lee Collings, in back: A cheerleader for all times!

Click on the link to read the full article: https://nitelifeexchange.com/gay-geezer-ira-lee-collings-reboots-at-dont-tell-mama-tue-sept-26th/

The Irrepressible Ira Lee Collings and His Gay Pride

The Irrepressible Ira Lee Collings and His Gay Pride

by Marilyn Lester

The self-proclaimed “Gay Geezer,” Ira Lee Collings, is, at 81, still a work in progress. No matter that he’s been performing since he was a kid on the radio, the old guy is as young at heart as it’s possible to be, and going strong. Accolades for this MAC Hanson Award winner have been many; he’s been called an imp, an indefatigable optimist, an extrovert and a bundle of energy, among many other declarations of character. Collings is all that, neatly folding these attributes into his persona as an entertainer. He cuts a dapper figure, too – smartly attired in a tux, wearing a Gay Pride Mardi Gras-style necklace for flair and the claiming of identity.

Click on the link to read the full article: https://nitelifeexchange.com/3428-2/