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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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer August 30, 2021
Excellent performance, capturing Old Hollywood.... full review
JAN MCINNIS certified reviewer August 25, 2021
tagged as: Engaging · riveting · great story
I loved this show! The actress is very talented and really kept my attention for the entire performance. ... full review
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
LENNY LANGLEY certified reviewer August 11, 2021
tagged as: relatable · classic · timeless
A quivering take on luck, fate, talent, and truth when it comes to the will you or won't you of making it in Hollywood. In spite of all the decisions others have made for her over the years, and the darkness of her final decision, Evie finally makes the truest choice of her whole life by deciding her very own fate. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 10, 2017
A stunning performance with wonderful acting and songs from the era which provide a clear insight into the struggles of young performers everywhere.... 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
DOUG JOHNSON certified reviewer June 17, 2017
tagged as: thought provoking · deep · intense · relevant
A great portrayal of the struggles of someone trying to break into Hollywood. ... full review
DANNA SCHAEFFER certified reviewer June 17, 2017
The very best show I have seen at the Festival this year: professional, engrossing, moving. ... full review