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Souvenir, A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

November 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

November 30 to December 2 | 7:30 p.m.

AVERITT STARS COMMUNITY THEATER

Cheap laughs seem priceless in this not-so musical comedy about the legendary tone-deaf diva who howled almost as loudly as her fans. This reinterpretation of hopeful opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins, inspiring the Academy Award-nominated film Florence Foster Jenkins, tells the story of a wealthy socialite and historical figure who rose to fame as an opera singer, with a famously uncertain sense of pitch and key. Despite being called “majestically awful,” Florence fancied herself a coloratura soprano. 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 Cosme McMoon, Souvenir is the sweet, inspiring, and hilarious portrait of a passionate music lover who believed that “what matters most is the music you hear in your head.”

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Details

Date:
November 30, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm
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Website:
https://www.averittcenterforthearts.org/professional-series

Organizer

Averitt Center for the Arts
Phone:
912-212-2787
Website:
https://www.averittcenterforthearts.org/

Venue

Averitt Center for the Arts
33 E. Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30458 United States
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Phone:
912.212.2787
Website:
http://www.averittcenterforthearts.org