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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

“..so 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

Synopsis

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.

Cast

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

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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