Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Powerhouse: The Musical

How many people who aren't celebrities get to see themselves portrayed onstage at a New York theater? Mitzi Scott is among the lucky ones on two counts: 1) she was portrayed favorably in a musical production about her late husband, and 2) having lived a long life allowed her to bask in that glory—Mitzi was 91 when the show opened!

Powerhouse: The Musical, produced by Sinking Ship Production, had an extended run during the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival. As described by the producers, the show used:
live action and puppetry, swing dancing and physical comedy to tell the story of a brilliant man who wrote music that nearly every American has heard but almost no one can identify.
Mitzi was portrayed by the lovely Clare McNulty, pictured above (4th from left, alongside Mitzi) with the cast, and below (with Scott's grandaughter Kathy Makover, Scott's daughter Carrie Makover, and Scott's son Stan Warnow at right).

More information about the show can be found at the Raymond Scott blog.

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