Charting over 30 years of the Golden Age of Hollywood, including stories from the Silent Era, the Great Depression, and World War II, this solo play with music features songs from cinemas greatest stars. More…
An aspiring actress stands on the 50 foot H, looking out at the lights of Los Angeles and the Dream Factory known as Hollywood. It is 1949: Truman is President, Marilyn Monroe is a little known model who poses nude for an art calendar in order to recover her impounded care. Nobody has ever heard of Evie Edwards, but Evie has only ever wanted one thing: to be a star. 'The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign' includes songs Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow, and more. Writer Joanne Hartstone stars as Evie.
See it if you like tales of old Hollywood. Interesting details about studios during WWII. Less successful story of down-on-her-luck wannabee.
Don't see it if broad acting bothers you. JH plays most scenes at full-throttle emotion. And I wasn't a fan of her (harsh, nasal) voice, altho others were.
See it if you want to be immersed in the world of 40s Hollywood & captivated by the experience of one tragic, guileless actress in search of her dream
Don't see it if you have no interest in old-world Hollywood & the timeworn story of the dewy-eyed midwest actress in search of silver-screen stardom.
See it if you are interested in the golden age of Hollywood, & how the studio system treated women of modest talent.
Don't see it if for you a play is only a play if it has more than 1 character. Most of the time this 1-woman show is in direct address to the audience.
See it if You want a play w/music about old Hollywood that feels contemporary. You want a well written & edited solo show.
Don't see it if You prefer plays w/modern settings. You don't like plays w/music. You dislike solo shows.
See it if Goes thru Hollywood dreams and falls, the pain of not making a star on Hollywood Blvd, with some true facts
Don't see it if It's slow at points, and not a happy play.
See it if You enjoy strong female performers in solo shows with a touch of music. Great singing voice and interesting story.
Don't see it if You don't like solo shows. You don't like your stories to meander a little bit.
See it if you appreciate Hollywood and Greatest Generation era nostalgia mixed with their ugly truth, and music with melody and intelligent lyrics.
Don't see it if you dislike Hollywood nostalgia genre, a solo woman show with minimal set and a capella, or LES, or cannot sit 90 minutes without interval.
See it if You like strong female performers with a good story to tell. She draws you in and one can relate to what it takes for success in this world
Don't see it if If you want to see a flashy Show with full sets and costumes. This is simple and direct. And works
See it if you enjoy stories referring to actors and singers from an era gone by perfomed in a one-woman show
Don't see it if you don't like stories about the early Hollywood age, you expect songs you'll recognize.
See it if you are a fan of the Golden Age of Hollywood and enjoy songs from that era, adequately performed.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays with music or are looking for a serious drama.
See it if you like stories about Hollywood told by a would be starlet who is contemplating suicide by jumping from the Hollywood sign.
Don't see it if useless stage smoke annoys your bronchial tubes. You don't like well acted well written one woman shows with a story to tell.
See it if you like a one-woman show with heart. The actress puts 110% effort into her performance.
Don't see it if You need a flashy show with no rough edges. This show is the kind of out-of-the-way offering for which New York is known.
See it if You would enjoy a one woman show with singing reflecting on the Golden Years of Hollywood
Don't see it if You dislike one woman shows, musicals, expect a fancy set with props, or have no interest in the Golden Age of Hollywood.
See it if like solo shows with great story telling. Interesting facts of the golden age hollywood. The drive of ambition & the lengths to get noticed
Don't see it if don't like solo shows or don't like to see despair of talented people with big dreams who can't get noticed.
See it if The sparkle in her eyes as she sings you her dream of becoming noticeable is hauntingly honest and mesmerizing.
Don't see it if Lots of references near the times of the roaring and the depression years. Essentially one-woman-show telling truths of abuse in Hollywood
See it if your ready for an evening of bad acting and singing, together with an insipid, dated story by a writer who failed script writing 101!
Don't see it if you dread the thought of listening to a woman attempting to sing like Judy Garland, but unfortunately, sounds more like Al Jolsen!
See it if It is a great acting play about being an actress in the 40’s in a very minimal set-up. I don’t think it still easier today.
Don't see it if You don’t appreciate in an Off-Off Broadway setting.
See it if You live for the Golden Era of Hollywood. You support Fringe type , low budget "one person shows" for its creativity and ingenuity .
Don't see it if musically you expect to be wowed and storytelling is not enough to satisfy you. If you do not enjoy golden era tales.
See it if You enjoy stories about the women of the golden age in Hollywood and their music, enjoy one-woman shows, like story telling type of plays.
Don't see it if You dont care for the music/characters from the Hollywood golden age, dont like one woman shows, are looking for a highly visual production
See it if You love the golden age of Hollywood, you enjoy one woman shows and shows that illuminate the challenges faced by women.
Don't see it if You are hoping for a lighthearted show or a musical
See it if You want to see a different show about Old Hollywood, like period pieces and/or one-person shows.
Don't see it if You're deeply rooted in today or have no interest in hearing a wonderfully told story about someone trying to be star.