(Pinehurst, N.C., Monday, April 1, 2019) Broadway stars Liz McCartney and Bob Stillman will headline Judson Theatre Company’s Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Temperley. Souvenir is the first production of Judson Theatre Company’s eighth season, opening Thursday, May 9, 2019 and running through Sunday, May 12 at the Hannah Center Theatre.
Stephen Temperley’s Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of one of opera’s most unforgettable stars. Florence Foster Jenkins, an eccentric and wealthy New York socialite, believes she is an enchanting coloratura soprano and she wants to share her talent with the world. After teaming up with a new pianist, Cosmé McMoon, she begins to hold recitals at the Ritz Carlton. Festooned in fabulous costumes, she becomes a sensation. Unfortunately, the truth is Mrs. Jenkins can’t really sing…but there’s more than one way to get to Carnegie Hall! Souvenir is the tuneful comedy that beguiles the hopeful artist who lives in us all.
After a successful off-Broadway run in 2004, Souvenir opened on Broadway in 2005 and has been constantly produced in theatres worldwide ever since. Ms. Jenkins’ life story was adapted for the screen in Florence Foster Jenkins with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.
The performance schedule for Souvenir is as follows:
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Friday, May 10 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 pm