Our first review from CVNC!
...The ability to credibly fake a bad performance is extremely difficult and will fall flat unless the actor/musician is actually virtuosic in that field. Lawrence, an accomplished singer/actress, was magnificent as Jenkins, and among all of the aspects of her performance, I marveled at her ability not to break down laughing. In the first act, the recording studio scene at Melotone records, where she butchers “The Laughing Song” from Die Fledermaus, serves to reveal her actual philosophy of attempting more than one take, “What good would trying again do if you didn’t get it right the first time!?” This is a small appetizer compared with the gut-splitting, snot coming out of your nose hilarity of Lawrence’s unforgettable cremation of Mozart’s “Queen of the Night” aria from The Magic Flute, possibly the most famous and difficult soprano aria there is. This actually took place at Jenkins’ Carnegie Hall recital, one month before her death in late 1944…
The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World
July 21 - August 6 at Theatre In The Park
Senior, Students, Military: $18
Groups of 10 or more: $16
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