Rose is on a mission to make her daughters become famous performers. June seems to have a knack for it and shines as a young star. Louise, on the other hand, is more the comic relief. Together they strive for success in the 1920’s vaudeville circuit.
Just like their previous show, Memphis, the show size is very impressive. There are 55 people in the cast and 6 musicians in the band. It’s of a Broadway worthy scale in the very intimate space of The Ruth Page Center for the Arts which only seats 218! Each member of the cast gets their time in the spotlight in the series of vaudeville performances throughout the night.
The star of the show is E. Faye Butler, who is excellent as Rose. In the play, her character wishes she could have been the star and that her talents were underutilized. The same can be said for Butler in this show who has a few great songs and leaves the audience wanting more. Jillian-Giselle is excellent as Young Louise which leads perfectly into Daryn Whitney Harrell as older Louise. Early on she is hilarious as the fumbling sidekick, but then she blossoms into a star.
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Cost of a ticket: $60
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