Actor Buddy Ebsen was perhaps best known for his television roles in the 1960s and 1970s. His fans, however, may not know as much about the first 30 years of his career, as a dancer on Broadway, and in early films. Were it not for fate, American children would have had 75 years to enjoy him in the role of the Scarecrow in “The Wizard of Oz.” It was the role of a lifetime, but it was also the one that got away.
As progeny of an original star of vaudeville and the Golden Age of Hollywood, Kiki is the “real deal.” An excellent jazz singer and charming storyteller, Kiki is the essence of elegance as she sings and tells stories about her life with her famous father, actor Buddy Ebsen.
“I knew nothing of Kiki's talent or accomplishments but having caught her show in Simi Valley, I am now a believer. I could listen to her sound forever... ”
— Edward Asner
Sample Set List
Easy To Love
If I Only Had A Brain
St Louis Blues
Over The Rainbow
“Kiki Ebsen's graceful performance was packed with an emotional punch that knocked us out of our seats. The subject matter focusing on "father" is profound to us and we were engrossed with her story that was exquisitely directed. Kiki's smooth velvety voice, topped with historic and meaningful imagery on the screen and backed by her remarkably brilliant trio was a delight for the senses. This powerful and unforgettable show is something we want to bring back. ”
— Bernie Furshpan, Metropolitan Room, NYC
“…a loving valentine from a daughter to her father, a clever, intimate musical and multi-media portrait of the man we thought we knew and the man Kiki knew as “dad.” … delivers the songs exquisitely, poignantly and often playfully live. it’s the personal storytelling (and film clips, including a delightful number with Shirley Temple)…infuse the show with an unforgettable magic that brings Buddy Ebsen alive once again. ”
— Jonathan Widran, Jazz Journalist
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