A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
December 15-31, 2017
“END OF THE RAINBOW”
MUSIC FROM THE JUDY GARLAND SONG BOOK
June 21, 2018-July 1, 2018
Max & Louie Productions proudly announces its eighth season with the hit comedy Souvenir, an affectionate portrait of tone-deaf opera diva Florence Foster Jenkins, and the St. Louis premiere of End of the Rainbow the electrifying Broadway smash about the later years of the legendary Judy Garland. Tickets for Souvenir can be purchased beginning September 1, 2017 on-line at metrotix.com or by calling 314-543- 1111. Tickets for End of the Rainbow go on sale early 2018.
“We are thrilled to bring these musical plays to St. Louis that explore the uniqueness of two such glorious performers. One brilliant. One brilliant in her own mind,” said Stellie Siteman artistic director of Max & Louie.
The heart -felt, hilarious Souvenir by Stephen Temperley tells the story of the collaboration of the inexpert but self-confident Florence Foster Jenkins and the talented but unsuccessful pianist Cosme McMoon. It is through his clear but loving eyes her story is told. Their bizarre partnership yielded off-key recitals that earned them standing ovations and cultish fame – culminating in a sold out concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, which proved their greatest challenge. Debby Lennon stars as Florence Foster Jenkins, Paul Cereghino co-stars as Cosme McMoon and Sydnie Grosberg Ronga directs.
Peter Quilter pens the savagely funny and deeply moving musical drama End of the Rainbow, a gritty depiction of Judy Garland about to make her final comeback as she struggles to get “beyond the rainbow,” with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor sharp wit. Garland’s iconic songs are featured here, including “The Trolley Song,” “The Man that Got Away” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. The cast and creative team to be announced.
Souvenir will run December 15-31, 2017 at The Marcelle Theatre 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive, St. Louis, MO 63103, in Grand Center. Tickets can be purchased beginning September 1, 2017 through MetroTix by calling 314-534- 1111 or on-line at metrotix.com. Individual tickets are $45.00 and $35.00 for seniors (65+) and students with ID. For more information please visit maxandlouie.com.
End of the Rainbow is slated to run June 21-July 1, 2018 at The Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square St. Louis, MO 63108. Tickets will be available for purchase in early 2018.