Ingenue

Melanie Gall stars as Deanna Durbin in her one-person show Ingenue.
Melanie Gall stars as Deanna Durbin in her one-person show Ingenue.

September 3, 2020 7:00 pm / 8:00 pm

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Surrey Civic Theatres

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    Free

Surrey Civic Theatres presents a recording of the award-wining theatre show, Ingenue. The musical Ingenue celebrates the life of Deanna Durbin, “Winnipeg’s Sweetheart” and her friendship with Judy Garland.

Judy Garland might be the icon and household name everyone knows today, but in the 1930s, “Winnipeg’s Sweetheart” was a far greater star. Durbin was a favourite of Franklin Roosevelt, Anne Frank, and Winston Churchill. Ingenue tells the story of Durbin’s life through the lens of a reporter visiting her home in Paris after her retirement and unravels the true forgotten tale of a lifelong friendship—and rivalry—of two Old Hollywood stars.

Songs in the show include “It’s Foolish But It’s Fun”, and “Il Bacio”, but it’s Gall’s performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” that gives a hint of what it might have been like if Durbin hadn’t refused the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.

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