TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL
A SW Michigan Premiére
From a humble Midwestern childhood in Northern Kentucky to topping the charts for nearly five decades, the story of Rosemary Clooney's remarkable journey offers a fresh, remarkably personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend. In Tenderly, Rosemary Clooney's journey starts with her simple Maysville, Kentucky childhood and follows her rise to Hollywood stardom. With her
signature songs woven in and out, we learn both the story of her successes on film, radio, and TV, as well as her struggles in her personal life - with a career fading during the advent of rock-and-roll, and her battles with addiction and depression. Tenderly includes classic standards by Irving Berlin, Jerry Ross, Harold Arlen, and many others - with songs such as "Tenderly," "Mambo Italiano," "Sisters" and more. The Civic is thrilled to bring audiences this new production by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, who also wrote our Civic Youth Theatre productions Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Crown Jewel and Sleepy Hollow, a Musical Tale.
RATING: BEST ENJOYED BY AUDIENCES AGE 12 and UP
"...an intimate and intriguing tale of triumphing over adversity."
- London Theatre 1
Rosemary - MARY TEUTSCH
Doctor - HAL HOBSON-MORSE
Keyboards - LORI HATFIELD
Bass - MARK TOMLONSON
Percussion - KEITH HALL
Percussion Sub - ETHAN BOUWSMA
Assistant Stage Manager/Floor Manager
Light Board Operator
BRIAN R. BAY
TORRI JO MITCHELL
LAURIE L. NIC
Director - GREGORY MOORE
Musical Director - LORI HATFIELD
Scenic Designer - APRIL THOMSON
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - LIZ HAAS
Lighting & Sound Designer - CATHERINE PRATT
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Stage Manager - ELVIN E. EAST
Friday, January 11th at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 12th at 7:30pm (Post Show Creative Conversation)
Sunday, January 13th at 2:00pm
Friday, January 18th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, January 19th at 7:30pm
Sunday, January 20th at 2:00pm
Friday, January 25th at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 26th at 7:30pm
Sunday, January 27th at 2:00pm
Live flame may be used in this show
E-cigarettes (water based smoke) may be used in the show.
Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical runs approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including one 15 minute intermission.
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos Courtesy of Katherine Mumma