THE PLAYERS CENTRE PRESENTS SOUVENIR, ABOUT THE FAMOUS OFF-PITCH SOPRANO
Contact Name: Amanda Heisey
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Contact Phone Number: 941-365-2494
Sarasota, FL – January 21 through 31, 2021, come experience SOUVENIR: a fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, an American amateur soprano, music lover, philanthropist, and socialite who gained fame for her notoriously off-pitch voice.
The production takes place in the courtyard of The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime (821 Apricot Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237).
SOUVENIR, by turn hilarious and poignant, tells the story of Florence Foster Jenkins through the eyes of her accompanist, Cosme McMoon. Eyewitness accounts of their concerts vary so wildly it is almost impossible now to separate fact from gossip. Hence this fictional “biography,” in which we follow the story of their partnership from its earliest days to their infamous concert in Carnegie Hall and its aftermath. 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. A musical odd-couple for the ages.
This show is family-friendly and good for audiences of all ages.
Enjoy Hamlet’s Eatery Thursdays through Sundays up to 30 minutes before show time! Seating is provided.
See our new health guidelines and procedures below.
Dates: Jan. 21-23, 26-30 at 7:30pm and Jan. 24 & 31 at 2pm
Tickets: $20 adults/$12.50 student (under 24)
Cosme McMoon - Cory Woomert
Florence Foster Jenkins - Ellie Pattison
Musical director - Alan J. Corey
Set design - Ken Junkins
Lights - Matt Neier
Costumes - Georgina Willmott
Sound - Josh Linderman
All guests will have their temperatures taken with a no-touch thermometer.
Face coverings will be required at this event unless you are eating or drinking. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and while attending event.
Practice social distancing. If you are around other people, keep 6 feet between you when possible. You will be seated with your party during the show and distanced from others watching.
Avoid handshakes, hugs, and close contact.
Do NOT attend if:
You are experiencing any symptom of illness (including but not limited to cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell).
You have been diagnosed with Coronavirus/COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by State of Florida officials.
You have been exposed to any individual with a suspected or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
You have traveled internationally or to an area in the United States of America that is known to be a high-risk location with respect to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor Wilde Lexus, The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, The Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Grant, The Department of Cultural Affairs, The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime, Hamlet’s Eatery.
Learn more about The Players and upcoming events by visiting us at www.theplayers.org or by calling 941.365.2494.
About The Players Centre for Performing Arts The Players Centre for Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to entertaining, educating and engaging the community through high quality live theatre. The Players Studio, the education and outreach department for The Players Centre for Performing Arts, promotes inclusive learning and upholds the ideals of equality and diversity, while providing a safe environment for students of all ages and abilities to explore their creative side, strengthen life and social skills, and use different movement, fitness, voice and dramatic disciplines to embrace mental, physical and emotional health through the arts.