• Souvenir



    September 26-October 12


Written by Stephen Temperley
Directed by Tome' Cousin

Friday, September 26 - Sunday, October 12
Tickets $24-27
Studio Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse

Florence Foster Jenkins was an eccentric wealthy socialite whose utter inability to carry a tune never prevented her from holding recitals at the Ritz Carlton or selling out Carnegie Hall. Told through the eyes of her accompanist, Cosme McMoon, the hilariously off-key Souvenir, called “the funniest show on Broadway since The Producers,” is a wonderful and poignant journey through her performances that were the talk of New York. 

Point Park University graduate Tome’ Cousin is an internationally recognized director, choreographer, educator, performer and creator of musical theater works, ballets, films, new opera, song cycles and art installations, as well as a published author. Cousin has appeared on Broadway in Contact, A Free Man of Color, and Dreamgirls, national tours of Dreamgirls, My One and Only, and A Chorus Line, and internationally in Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity (Switzerland), The Who’s Tommy, La Cage aux Folles, Starlight Express, and Tabaluga und Lilli (Germany). He serves as the directing supervisor for original director/choreographer Susan Stroman’s Tony Award-winning musical Contact, having staged 12 companies worldwide including premieres in Hungary, Korea and Poland. Earlier this year, he directed By the Way, Meet Vera Stark for The REP. Cousin teaches at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

Special events and performances:

Preview: Thursday, September 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets $15

Pay What you Want: Saturday Matinees

Post-Show Discussion Series: Saturday, October 4 at 2 p.m.

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