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PHOTO COURTESY PAUL BROWN

On Saturday, Sept. 7, you will swear that Barbra Streisand herself is on the Athens Theatre stage!

The multiple award-winning Barbra Streisand tribute artist Carla DelVillaggio, whose show is called “Simply Streisand,” has been described as funny and charismatic. She can improvise on the spot, and she creates the perfect illusion as Streisand, with Streisand’s signature phrasing, timing and vocal mannerisms. She will be in DeLand with her full band for one night only!

DelVillaggio has entertained across the country, from Miami to Las Vegas to New York City. From the hair down to the trademark nails and wearing meticulously detailed replicas of iconic concert gowns, she is “Simply Streisand” in every way.

The New York Post raved that watching her perform was “the next best thing to seeing Streisand herself.”

In June 2012, DelVillaggio had the distinct honor and privilege of being asked to perform at the legendary Bon Soir nightclub in New York City. The Bon Soir is where Barbra Streisand was discovered in the early 1960s. The club was renovated and reopened under the name “Pink Elephant.”

Carla is the only tribute artist to have ever performed there — the same space that once thrilled to the sound of a young Barbra Streisand.

Of that performance, Simply-Showbiz said, “DelVillaggio demonstrated a spooky ability to channel the icon, at times you would swear you were seeing a hologram of a teenage Streisand.”

Singing all the greatest hits, along with her talented jazz band, Carla will bring the essence of the original “Funny Girl” to the stage.

The Athens is proud to give Central Florida a chance to experience this amazing Streisand tribute at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The historic Athens Theatre is at 124 N. Florida Ave. in Downtown DeLand.

Tickets cost $30 for preferred reserved seating (first five rows center orchestra, and first two rows center balcony), and $26 for general reserved seating. A $3-per-ticket processing charge and 6.5-percent sales tax will be added to each purchase.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Athens Theatre website at www.AthensDeLand.com, or call the box office at 386-736-1500. Box-office hours are 1-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and one-and-a-half hours before live performances.