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Divine Deception - A Tribute to Bette Midler
starring Jennica McCleary

Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
The Abbey, Orlando, FL
21 years and over

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It’s foul, it’s funny, it’s two hours filled with the greatest Bette Midler moments from the last forty years!


“I will never forget it you know…. There are but a handful of performers who can step in and out of character effortlessly.  There are even still fewer entertainers who can take an audience on a two hour ride in which every moment is filled with something more impressive, more surprising and more humorous than the next… Jennica McCleary, you are that kind of performer and you are that rare entertainer.”

Shane Riggs, Managing Editor, Allegany Magazine, MD


After years of delighting audiences from coast to coast in numerous regional productions, Jennica McCleary, armed with impeccable comedic timing, the voice to carry the songs and a remarkable resemblance to the Divine Miss M, decided to create her own tribute to Bette Midler and “Divine Deception” was born! Jennica takes you from the early years of Bette, with outlandish, bombastic and vulgar innuendos, to the unforgettable, heart-warming strains of songs from her motion picture and recording years.  With hits including “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Chapel of Love”, “Otto Titsling”, “In The Mood”, “Friends”, “Miss Otis Regrets”,  “Wind Beneath My Wings”, “The Rose” and many more! Of course what would an evening of Bette Midler moments be without those good ole Soph jokes! (Bette’s alter-ego Sophie Tucker)


Joined by two scantily clad backup singing Harlettes, “Divine Deception” is your Best Bette for an unforgettable evening of slander and song!


“Jennica is terrifically entertaining and her ‘Divine Deception’ is ambitious with a wildly eclectic song list and costumes aplenty. She sounds like Bette when singing and cracking jokes and uncannily resembles her visually. But it’s not a slavish copy; there’s much of her own energy, freshness, warmth and enthusiasm in the show. I’d definitely return for more.”

Dan Kane, Entertainment Director, The Repository, Canton,OH