Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical
By Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
Directed by Kelly Van Oosbree
Music Direction by David Nehls
LIVE in The Wolf Theatre at the Mizel Arts & Culture Center
Ten years after her debut on the radio at age 13, she became a household name with her first chart-topping hit. By 25, she saw her name in lights on the marquee of her first feature film. At 40—a very public nervous breakdown. Rosemary Clooney’s lifelong career in the spotlight took its toll on the small-town girl, but with strength, determination, and a healthy sense of humor, the jazz icon found the courage to battle her demons. Told through all of her signature songs, this charming two-person musical takes you beyond the limelight of Miss Clooney’s public persona with an intimate look at her personal life from her Appalachian roots to Hollywood stardom.