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 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 If you adore Hollywood, but are especially romantic about the old studio days.
Don't see it if You need the story onstage to connect to some larger existential human drive (something more grounding than simply the desire to be famous).
See it if you want to hear interesting stories of what life was like during the the 30's and 40's with some songs sprinkled in
Don't see it if are not a fan of one woman shows or interested in Hollywood during the Golden Age
See it if You want to learn about the dark side of Hollywood
Don't see it if You don't like one man shows, looking for amazing singing/dancing
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.
See it if ...you'd like to see a dark tale of Hollywood at its most ruthless, echoing where we are right now, performed with huge commitment
Don't see it if ...you don't like solo shows or expect full blown musical numbers!