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National Reviews

“…an unexpectedly gentle and affecting comedy.” – New York Times

“A beguiling comic jewel with a heart.” – Variety

“…a memorable illustration of the real limits of self-perception,and of the purely theatrical magic that can turn the tinniest ear to gold.” – Time Out

“Tone-deaf but utterly pitch-perfect.” – The New York Daily News

“ go laugh to your heart’s content.There weren’t many voices as bad as Jenkins’.There aren’t many theatrical experiences as good as Souvenir.” – Boston Globe


Dubbed by her critics as the “Dire Diva of Din”, passionate music lover and wealthy socialite, Florence Foster Jenkins enjoyed a remarkably successful concert career even though she was unburdened by talent and deliriously tone deaf.

Her story is told through the eyes of her pianist, Cosme McMoon. A truely talented musician, he regards her at first as a little more then an easy way to pay the rent, but his initial contempt gives way to reluctant admiration, then friendship and a unique kind of love.

Their bizarre partnership yielded off-key recitals that earned them standing ovations and cultish fame-culminating in a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall.

Get to know this epic musical odd-couple in “Souvenir”, a tuneful comedy which beguiles the hopeful artist that lives in us all.

Florence Foster Jenkins true story was recently told in the Oscar nominated film starring Meryl Streep.


Debby Lennon* – Florence Foster Jenkins
Paul CereghinoCosme McMoon

Production Staff

Sydnie Grosberg RongaDirector
Eric Nathan Brady* – Stage Manager
Kevin J BowmanProduction Manager
Teresa DoggettCostume Designer
Rissa CrozierWardrobe Supervisor
Maren WanderWardrobe Assistant
Casey HunterSound Designer
Dunsi DaiScenic designer
Star Turner – Assistant Scenic Designer
Joseph M NovakTechnical Director
Patrick HuberCo-Lighting Designer / Projections
Tony AnselmoMaster Electrician / Co-Lighting Designer
Phillip EvansLight Board Op
Marla StokerPublicist/Social Marketing

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Play Times and Venue

Preview Thursday, 12/14
7:30 PM
Opening Friday, 12/15
Saturday, 12/16
2:00 & 8:00PM
Sunday, 12/17
3:00 PM
Thursday, 12/21
Friday, 12/22
Saturday, 12/23
2:00 & 8:00PM
Thursday, 12/28
Friday, 12/29
Saturday, 12/30
2:00 & 8:00PM
New Years Eve Sunday, 12/31

The Marcelle Theater

The Marcelle Theatre in Grand Center
3310 Samuel Shepard Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

The Marcelle Theatre in Grand Center is located 3 blocks East of Grand Boulevard, just down the street from Powell Hall, and offers free lighted parking across the street.

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