Studio Theatre announced that Nancy Robinette will be replacing Anna Bergman in the upcoming Studio production of Souvenir, which opens June 13th. The acclaimed actress Ms. Robinette, whose singing voice is unknown to us, will be playing the famously off-key chanteuse Florence Foster Jenkins, with none other than J. Fred Schiffman as composer/accompanist Cosme McMoon. When contacted about the casting, Artistic Director Joy Zinoman told us: “There is no better union between a role and an actress than Nancy Robinette and Florence Foster Jankins. It is the meeting of a cult figure for musical theatre fans and one of Washington DC’s National Treasures. I have worked with Nancy Robinette for 30 years. As we enter our 30th Anniversary Season, there is no better way to celebrate than to have Nancy Robinette as Florence Foster Jenkins.”
About Lorraine Treanor
Lorraine Treanor has been editor of DC Theatre Scene since 2006. She has produced plays and concerts in her hometown of Chicago, and twice in the Capital Fringe festival. Her daughter Nina Norris is an artist working in Chicago. Life’s a blast because she shares it with writer Tim Treanor.