Glorious, a comedy that tells the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, “the worst singer in the world”, will grace the Playhouse Theatre stage in Bundaberg in May.
It is based on the true story of the New York socialite who could not carry a tune but was convinced she was a great singer.
Florence performed mostly privately for trusted friends, but ultimately, at the age of 76, she gave a legendary public performance in Carnegie Hall.
Director Peg Gellert said audiences could expect a funny and heartwarming story.
“Many people would know of the movie Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant,” Peg said.
“It’s a great movie, but the play is quite different and, we believe, even funnier,” Peg said.
“Lyn Greer, Sam Brisbane, Trish Mears, Eugene Zanozin, Philippa Williams and Sherry Barnes are rehearsing their little socks off to bring their characters to (larger than) life.
“As well as the witty dialogue, expect to see some extraordinary 1940s costumes and hear some extraordinary music”.
Glorious is on at The Playhouse Theatre for five performances: May 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7.30 pm and Sunday May 14 at 3 pm
Tickets are now on sale and cost $23 for adults and $19 for concession and groups of 10 or more.
The Box Office will be open at the theatre, 2B Steffensen Street, weekends from 10 am to noon (in person or via phone 4153 1904); or online 24/7 at http://theplayhousetheatre.org.au/content/