Souvenir

by Stephen Temperley

Directed by Anne McEvoy

May 17 – June 9, 2024

A musical odd-couple for the ages: Souvenir, by turn hilarious and poignant, tells the story of Florence Foster Jenkins through the eyes of her accompanist, Cosme McMoon. Her annual recitals in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton hotel brought her extraordinary fame; the growing mob of fans packed her recitals, stuffing handkerchiefs in their mouths to stifle their laughter—which Mrs. Jenkins blissfully mistook for cheers as she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. With each new imagined triumph Florence’s confidence soars. Faced with her boundless certainty, Cosme comes to revise his attitude, not only towards her singing but to the very meaning of music itself.

Our cast:

photos by Terry Schordock

Here’s what our patrons are saying about Souvenir after Opening Weekend –
  • “I liked it so much that I would like to see it again.” Leah Wolfe
  • “My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Souvenir performance. Absolutely amazing talent exhibited!!” Jean and Jay Rounds
  • “Acting is brilliant.” Patricia Strom

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