Come join in the laughs as the Arkansas Repertory Theatre presents Glorious!, March 12-28. Nominated for the 2006 Laurence Olivier Award as Best New Comedy, the play is based on the true-life story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a legendary New York heiress and socialite. Jenkins’ heart’s desire was to be a great opera diva in spite of having one of the “worst singing voices in history.”
What she lacked in talent, Jenkins made up for in desire. She is quoted as saying, “Some may say that I couldn’t sing, but no one can say that I didn’t sing.” – Florence Foster Jenkins. According to director Nicole Capri Bauer, “Despite her obvious vocal challenges and technical flaws, Florence Foster Jenkins was so enchanting, so funny and so endearing that people couldn’t help but be drawn to her – so much so that she managed to fill Carnegie Hall with Broadway royalty and New York society’s ‘elite of the elite.’ This was an amazing woman. This was a story.And this was definitely a life worth remembering here at The Rep in 2010.”
Curtain times are 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday.