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 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 My favorite part was about the Hollywood Canteen and the character’s role there. I liked how she entwined cinema history with the story
Don't see it if The story line needs to be tightened. I didn’t really connect to why the character might be depressed enough to commit suicide.
See it if You enjoy allusions to great Hollywood stars of yesteryear.
Don't see it if You are bored of hearing about the trials and tribulations of an aspiring actress.