The Triumphant Return!
A Houston Premiere at the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center!
Listen to the legendary voice of "The Front Row", Bob Stephenson, talk to the creative team of TENDERLY...They discuss the artistic process of creating the show, the inspiring story behind this iconic legend, and sing excerpts from the production!
TENDERLY, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL offers a fresh, remarkably personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend. In TENDERLY, Rosemary Clooney’s journey starts with her simple Kentucky childhood and follows her rise to Hollywood stardom. With her signature songs woven in and out, we learn both the story of her successes on film, radio, and TV, as well as her struggles in her personal life – with a career fading during the advent of rock-and-roll and her struggles with personal relationships and depression. Audiences stand and cheer as they rejoice at her triumphant comeback and even more successful career as a jazz singer. It features many of Mrs. Clooney’s signature hits, including “Hey There (You with the Stars in your Eyes),” “Tenderly,” and “Come On-A My House.”
“This is an intimate and intriguing tale of triumphing over adversity.” -
-London Theatre Reviews
“Stirring and splendid." --BroadwayWorld.com
Julia Laskowski is a singing phenomenon who has performed at Mainstreet Theatre, TUTS, HOGO, The Alley, Stages, Texas Repertory, Opera in the Heights, The Grand opera House in Galveston, The Stafford Center, Ovations Night Club, and TheatreLab. She starred in the hit Texas Repertory Theatre production of Always, Patsy Cline to rave reviews and audience acclaim. She has also toured throughout Europe as a featured soloist. Her early performances were in the opera repertoire and later she became known for roles in musical theatre and her variety concerts.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, multi-talented performer Mark X Laskowski has been a stalwart in the Houston theatre and entertainment community since he moved here over twenty years ago. His most memorable role was as Chuck in Theater LaB’s Avenue X, where he met his wife of twenty four years, Julia. Mark's most recent stage appearances have been as Captain Brackett in South Pacific at Galveston Island Musicals and TUTS' Hands on a Hardbody. Mark has also been voicing anime characters for ADV and Sentai Filmworks for over two decades. In 2004, Mark was cast in a 10 month national tour appearing as Ike in the Broadway production of OKLAHOMA! Mark also fills his time designing, building sets, cooking, and gardening.