by Stephen Temperley

directed by Sonnie Osborne

May 1,2 7,8,9,10 15,16,17 22,23 2015

For more than 50 years the name Florence Foster Jenkins was guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter for good reason. This wealthy society eccentric mistakenly believed she was a great soprano when she was, in fact, incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Still, her annual recitals in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton hotel brought her extraordinary fame. As news of her terrible singing spread, so did her celebrity. SOUVENIR, by turn hilarious and poignant, tells her story through the eyes of her friend and accompanist, Cosme McMoon. Audiences will be filled with laughter as well as a heartfelt appreciation for this musical "odd couple" for the ages.



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Cast List

Florence Foster Jenkins Priscilla Squiers


Cosme McMoon Greg Chrzczon



Production Staff

Director Sonnie Osborne

Stage Manager Kathy Bolster

Set Design Scott Wyshynski, Richard Pettibone

Builders Richard Pettibone, Scott Wyshynski, Jay Novicky, Glenn R. Couture, Frank Russo, John Bolster, Sonnie Osborne

Lighting Design Richard Pettibone, Scott Wyshynski

Running Crew Dan Knowlton, Tom Burke, John Bolster

Costume Coordination St. Clair Bayfield

Seamstress Rhonda Schutz

Dressers Beth Plotkin, Erin Shaughnessy

Sound Design Tom Libonate

House Managers Mary Kimball, Christine Daley, Jill Pace

Publicist Tom Libonate

Photography David Henningsen Photography, Ghostlight Photography

Web Site

Artistic Consultant Jane Farnol

Producers Richard Pettibone, Sonnie Osborne


Special Thanks

Elpidia Casseus and Yury Feygin at Amadeus Piano Company, Suzi Pettibone, FM97.3 WZBG Backstage with Johnny O, Wesport Community Theatre and Mary Kulcsar for many costumes, Wigs provided by Wigboys, Originally produced by The Westport Community Theatre under the direction of Ruth Anne Baumgartner




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