Most of us can name a fair number of American composers – Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams. All have written great music which has become part of the musical landscape. How about these composers? Nico Muhly, Amy Wurtz, Michael Daugherty, Augusta Read Thomas and Joan Tower? Possibly not so familiar.That will [...]
The Beauty of Laughter: Theatre Review of CATCO’S Souvenir
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WOSU Theatre Critic Joy Reilly and OSU Graduate Student Allison Brogan discuss CATCO’s 2011 production of Souvenir by Stephen Temperley. Joy Reilly praises the two-person cast: “Linda Dorff was born to play this role…and she is wonderfully supported by Matt Clemens.”
Temperley’s piece explores Florence Foster Jenkins unrelenting pursuit to become a well-known singer. She meets a struggling yet highly skilled musician and persuades him to be her accompanist. However, there is one major problem…Florence can’t sing! Despite her accompanist’s subtle hints, she truly believes she possesses a phenomenal voice. As Florence’s popularity with the public increases, the two partners discover themselves at Carnegie Hall.
Steven C. Anderson directs this hilarious and heartfelt production. Souvenir runs from November 22-Decemeber 11, 2011 at Riffe Center Studio Two Theatre. More about Souvenir at CATCO