Last month — before the COVID-19 outbreak hit Canada in earnest and closed all theatres — Sudbury Theatre Centre hosted performances of the show “From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood.”
The show's description is as follows: “It’s the 1930s, movies are being made faster than you can say MGM, and being made to make you feel good. Budgets are increasing and the studios are making pictures bigger and bigger. Within the industry, four women emerge who refuse to be 'just another ingénue.' Judy Garland, Betty Hutton, Lucille Ball and Bette Davis each made their own strides to make women a more prominent and powerful force in Hollywood. Rebecca Perry gives us a night of marvellous melodies and scandalous headlines from the Golden Age of Hollywood!”
If you missed the show, or would just like to experience it again, there's a virtual, social-distancing-friendly option.
The show's performer, Rebecca Perry, is hosting a live performance of the show on YouTube Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. You can check out Perry's YouTube page here.
With repeat visits and sold out runs in England, Scotland, Ireland, across Canada, and in the US, and with three Broadway world awards to her name for her critically acclaimed one-woman shows “Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl,” and its sequel “Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl,” Perry now offers something completely different, live-streaming the glitz, the glamour and some of the most loved songs of all time like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to homes everywhere, said a press release from Sudbury Theatre Centre.
Cozy up with music, skits and stories full of that Old Hollywood charm.