“A sweet love letter of a play!” — NY Times
“Devastating and devastatingly funny.” – The Village Voice
A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
by Stephen Temperley
Directed by Spiro Veloudos
Music Director, Will McGarrahanOctober 20 — November 19, 2017
Spiro Veloudos remounts one of his favorite productions in celebration of his 20 years as Producing Artistic Director. Souvenir is an affectionate portrait of Florence Foster Jenkins, one of the finest coloratura sopranos in history — but, alas, only in her own mind! Despite being called "majestically awful," her concerts in the 1930s and '40s, including a legendary appearance at Carnegie Hall, were not only sold-out but were attended by the crème de la crème of Manhattan society. Told affectionately through the eyes of her longtime accompanist Cosmé McMoon, Souvenir is the sweet, inspiring, hilarious portrait of a passionate music lover who believed that "what matters most is the music you hear in your head."