Stage Door Theatre Company Presents “Souvenir”

James Valcq is TAP’s Managing Director, and will play Cosme McMoon in “Souvenir.”

The second production of the Stage Door Theatre Company, Souvenir, is currently underway at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP).

Souvenir is a musical play written by Stephen Temperley. It tells the real-life story of Florence Foster Jenkins (played by Claire Morkin), a New York socialite and her accompanist Cosme McMoon (played by TAP’s Managing Director James Valcq).

Set in a Greenwich Village supper club in 1964, it flashes back to the musical career of Jenkins, a wealthy socialite with a famously uncertain sense of pitch and key. In 1932, she met mediocre pianist McMoon, and the two teamed up in the hope of achieving success. Over the next dozen years, their bizarre partnership yielded hilariously off-key recitals that became the talk of New York, earned them cultish fame, and culminated in a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall in 1944.

Performances will be held nightly through Aug. 12 (except Saturdays) at 7:30 pm. A special matinee performance will also be held Aug. 5 at 2 pm.

Also, on July 28 TAP will host an improvisation workshop from 1:30 – 3 pm. Learn the art of improvisation— creating theatre on the spot using only imagination. Leading the workshop is one of Door County’s finest comedic actors, Doug Mancheski (Guys On Ice, Cheeseheads: The Musical). The workshop is $20.

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