When Jenny Lind came to America, to tour with “The Greatest Showman,” P.T. Barnum, she witnessed a nation torn apart over slavery. She embarked on a headline-grabbing tour that shared the spotlight with a political maelstrom. This one-woman opera show, fact checks The Greatest Showman, and that the real reason Jenny Lind (also known as the “Swedish Nightingale”) quit the tour. Jenny Lind was uncomfortable with Barnum’s relentless marketing of her and his questionable moral compass, or lack thereof. Eavesdrop on Jenny’s final, brave confrontation of PT Barnum and enjoy some operatic gems from Jenny Lind’s concert tour. Written & performed by Shelley Cooper. Directed by Michelle Crouch. Accompanied by Ron Barnett. Costume Design by Megan Hoppe. Produced by Jessica Lynn Johnson.
Join Shelley for a post-show opening night wine and dessert reception.
“P.T. BARNUM” in the BINGE FRINGE FESTIVAL!
|Sunday, October 15, 2023||6:00 pm|