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Critic's Reviews

"Souvenir...revisits rhythm-challenged diva"
Full Review Jan Sjostrom - Palm Beach Daily News

"Warm Souvenir hits all the right notes"
Full Review Jan Sjostrom - Palm Beach Daily News

"In Souvenir, it takes a lot of skill to play a no-talent hack"
Full Review Jack Zink - Sun-Sentinel

Story

In this new comedy with (terrible) music, we examine the legendary incapable coloratura, and prominent heiress, Florence Foster Jenkins, who believed that she understood better than anyone else how to properly sing. Unfortunately, the result was almost excruciatingly difficult to sit through. In this bittersweet comedy of recollection, her 'longtime accompanist' recalls lovingly what it was like to play along for so many years. <br> <i>Souvenir</i> is an affectionate salute to the fascinating story of a unique artist who suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano. Unfortunately, she had no ear for pitch and those in her circle of friends, mostly out of politeness, would compliment her voice to the point where she decided to hold small recitals for charity. The cult status of her regrettable singing spread through New York, culminating in a smash hit record and a sold-out Carnegie Hall solo concert!

Cast & Creative

Cast
Featuring Elizabeth Dimon
Tom Kenaston
Creative
Playwright Stephen Temperley
Directed by J. Barry Lewis
Executive Producer Kretzer Piano
Scenic Design Michael Amico
Costume Design Erin Amico
Lighting Design Ron Burns
Sound Design Steve Shapiro
Stage Manager Lara Kinzel