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This Wednesday
June 20th
Corbin Theatre Stage
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS – an eccentric American lady, 60s/70s (flexible on age)
COSME MCMOON – a pianist, early 30s
ST. CLAIR – Florence’s English boyfriend, 60s
DOROTHY – Florence’s friend, 60s
MARIA – Florence and St Clair’s Mexican cook and housemaid
MRS. VERRINDER-GEDGE – an American lady, late middle age
Hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world In 1940’s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as ‘the first lady of the sliding scale’, she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was.
Based upon a true story, the play spins from Florence’s charity recitals and extravagent balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall in this hilarious and heart-warming comedy.
Meet our Director…
Heather Wolesky
Heather has been performing since she was 14, when she was first cast in Winnetonka’s musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. From that point, she was hooked. She performed in high school and college productions, as well as many Gladstone Theatre in the Park and Corbin Theatre shows. Some of her favorite roles have been Laurey in Oklahoma!, Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins, Mrs. Gloop in Willy Wonka, and Sister Mary Amnesia in Nunsense! Heather also had her Corbin Theatre directorial debut last December, when she directed The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
Show Dates: August 3, 4, 10 & 11
Show Times: 7:30PM
Tickets Prices will be $12

Please bring a prepared a monologue, no longer than 2 minutes, or the director can give you a cold read. Please bring calendars and be pre pared to note conflicts.