CMU School of Drama

Thursday, April 27, 2017

'Tenderly' is an intimate look at Rosemary Clooney's life

TribLIVE: Young theatergoers probably know more about Rosemary Clooney's nephew, actor George Clooney, than they do about his aunt, the popular recording artist who was admired as “America's favorite girl singer” in the 1950s and '60s.

The Theatre Factory's production of “Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical,” will introduce young audiences to — and reacquaint “young at heart” performing arts patrons with — the singer and her music.

1 comment:

Katherine Sharpless said...

I had no idea Rosemary Clooney existed, or that she was such an icon in American media. My grandmother was also a radio singer, without any large amount of fame, and I've loved hearing her stories from the 50's and hearing her sing whenever she has the free time. For that reason alone, I would want to see this show. Other than that personal connection I have, I think it would be hard for the general public to be really interested in the show. The plot reminds me vaguely of 4:48 Psychosis, but without the intensity. This wasn't mentioned in the article at all, but I would love if the show portrayed universal conditions about American women in the 1950's overall. I also worry the George Clooney connection was advertised as a major selling point to the show in this article, while that really has no weight in the story itself. And there's no way I would want to see George Clooney the musical.