The name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, her annual recitals in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton hotel brought her extraordinary fame. Her growing mob of fans packed her recitals, stuffing handkerchiefs in their mouths to stifle their laughter-which Mrs. Jenkins blissfully mistook for cheers. SOUVENIR, by turn hilarious and poignant, tells her story through the eyes of her accompanist, Cosme McMoon. With each new imagined triumph Florences confidence soars. Faced with her boundless certainty, Cosme comes to revise his attitude, not only towards her singing but to the very meaning of music itself. A musical odd-couple for the ages.
Rehearsals will take place on evenings and potentially weekends from May 29th-July 7th at Lakeshore Players Theatre. Rehearsals will be based on the availability of the actors cast and the director..
Auditions for Souvenir
Auditions December 7 & 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Performing July 7, 8 & 15 at 7:30 pm
and July 9 & 16 at 2:00 pm
Hanifl Performing Arts Center
4941 Long Ave
White Bear Lake, MN
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