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September 2017

A sweet love letter of a play!” — NY Times “Devastating and devastatingly funny.” – The Village Voice

Souvenir

A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

by Stephen Temperley Directed by Spiro Veloudos Music Director, Will McGarrahan October 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."