I hope that when I reach age 78 that I’m half as feisty and fun as Lynn Ruth Miller, the star of the one-woman comedy/singing show “Approaching 80.”
Through a series of stories and songs, Miller takes the audience on a journey through the trials and tribulations of aging. These aren’t the stories of your typical grandmother, Miller zings one-liners about dating, dentures and sex for the elderly. She’s sweet and funny, and just sassy enough to keep the audience entertained.
The 45-minute show is charming. It’s not raunchy, but it does have a few surprises — one that will have you laughing out loud and almost falling off your seat. Miller has a way of making you feel a part of the show, strolling and dancing through the rows of chairs, singing to people and giving a kiss or a pat here and there. It’s hard not to like her.
If you’re looking for a sweet, funny show that’s got a little bit of sass, but isn’t too over the top, you might want to give Lynn Ruth Miller’s brand on humor a try. Heck, if we could all be this much fun at 78, we’d have many more good things to say about aging.
SHOW INFO: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 4, Spectrum Gallery, 608 E. Olive Ave. Tickets: $4. Rating: ?.