The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

hartstone-kitney productions and black box live: from australia · Ages 12+ · one person show · Australia

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SHARI BARRETT broadway world and the culver city news certified reviewer August 15, 2021
I really enjoyed this solo show about a young woman named Evie Edwards who came to Hollywood during its heyday to make a name for herself in the movies, telling her story from the time she dreamed of being a star as a young girl living in a Hooverville. Speaking to all the unfair practices she encountered along the way, friends who helped and encouraged her, her father whose gambling would seal his fate, and then on to the popularity of the Hollywood Canteen for starlets during WWII, the bosses who expect more after hours, and all the usual propaganda that lured so many here to make it big only to find their lives in ruins, is just as true today and it was back then. Joanne's performance was totally engaging from start to finish, with her st... full review
DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE night tinted glasses certified reviewer August 18, 2021
tagged as: heart · Talent · Courage · despair · Dreams · hope · hollywood · solo
The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign is a live show from Australia. It marks a return to the Hollywood Fringe from 2017, when I sadly missed it. From "sadly" you can guess at my genuine joy at catching it this year.... full review
ROB STEVENS haineshisway.com certified reviewer June 05, 2017
Enjoyed the musical interludes, especially the original lyrics to the classic "Blue Moon" tune.... full review
BOB LEGGETT indie voice blog certified reviewer June 17, 2017
Amazing. Joanne Hartstone should be a national treasure. We were so glad she brought this show to us from Down Under, and thrilled by the quality of the research she had obviously done on this historical time. See full review at Indie Voice Blog.... full review
RUSSELL EATON http://www.myhauntlife.com certified reviewer June 16, 2017
This show is a gift, it is history mixed with sobering observations on the dangers of high expectations that can never be met. This is a woman who had dreams. Hollywood doesn’t cater to dreams though. It creates a beautiful piece of theater that transports the audience to another era with style and grace. As the tale unfolds, there are beautiful renditions of classic tunes. Some you will recognize, some may be new to you.... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY thetvolution.com certified reviewer June 20, 2017
A Platinum Medal... full review