I Wanna Be Rosie
The Club
December 2 - 18, 2005
Friday - Saturday 10:00pm
Sunday - 5:30pm
Tickets $15
Written by Bev Petty
Directed by Valerie Gardner Rives
Music Director by Ricky Ritzle

Box office 212.475.7710

“I Wanna Be Rosie”, a new work by Bev Petty, is an impressionist portrait of America’s Sweetheart “Girl Singer” Rosemary Clooney. This cabaret revue takes a rollercoaster ride through Rosie’s life, which like those “fabulous fifties tunes” hides more sensuality, sadness and shrewdness than it shows on the surface. The laughter is real as two younger “White Christmas” Rosies and two older “Much Wiser” Rosies meet at a party and the pageboys and poodle skirts fly! “I Wanna Be Rosie” is a love song for and about Rosie Clooney. A peek behind the glamour of stardom reveals the real woman remembered as “the best friend a song ever had.”
Director:Valerie Gardner Rives; Musical Director:Ricky Ritzle; Stage Manager: Kaori Fujiyabu; Production Assistant: Kyung Sook Choi.
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