The comedy shares the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in the world.
Glorious! A sparkling comedy based on the true story of the astronomical success of the worst singer in the world opens the Point Loma Playhouses’ new season. The play spins from Florence's charity recitals and extravagant balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall in a hilarious and heartwarming comedy.
In New York in the 1940s, the performer whom everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as ‘the first lady of the sliding scale’, she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, comfortably surrounded by devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was.
The show stars Pati Reynolds, Robert Nickel, Raymond Lynch, Bobbi Randall, Gabriela Sosa, and Maxine Levaren; directed by Pati Reynolds with Dena Mattox as Associate Director.
Performance dates are are Sept. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, Oct. 1, 8, and 9 with Friday and Saturday shows at 8 pm, and Sunday shows at 3 pm. Tickets prices are $22 for general admission, $17 for seniors, military, and students, and $15 per person for groups of 5 or more.
Point Loma Playhouse is located 3035 Talbot St. at the Historic Point Loma Assembly.
Tickets and more information can be found here.