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Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins


September 23 @ 1:00 pm - November 9 @ 2:30 pm $60


Riverside Center for the performing Arts


Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
95 Riverside Pkwy
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406 United States
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(540) 370-4300


Souvenir” tells the enchanting and hilarious true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy society eccentric who suffered under the delusion of being a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, her annual recitals in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton hotel brought her extraordinary fame. Her growing mob of fans packed her recitals, stuffing handkerchiefs in their mouths to stifle their laughter—which Mrs. Jenkins blissfully mistook for cheers. Souvenir, by turn hilarious and poignant, tells her story through the eyes of her accompanist, Cosmé McMoon. With each new imagined triumph Florence’s confidence soars. Faced with her boundless certainty, Cosmé comes to revise his attitude, not only towards her singing but to the very meaning of music itself.
Tickets are $60 for the show, with food available for purchase in the events space two hours prior to curtain. Senior discounted tickets $55

Wednesday Matinees
Bar Opens at 11am
Dinner Arrival: 11:30am-11:45am
Show Only Suggested Arrival: 1:00pm
Performance Start: 1:30pm

Thurs. – Sat. Evenings
Bar Opens at 5pm
Dinner Arrival: 5:30pm-5:45pm
Show Only Suggested Arrival: 7:00pm
Performance Start: 7:30pm

Sunday Matinees
Bar Opens at 12:30pm
Dinner Arrival: 1pm-1:15pm
Show Only Suggested Arrival: 2:30pm
Performance Start: 3:00pm