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The story of one of opera’s most unforgettable stars is brought to life by APT favorite and Madison native Sarah Day as Florence Foster Jenkins, a woman whose generosity and love of opera was only matched by her own delusions of vocal grandeur. Joining her onstage as long-suffering accompanist Cosme McMoon is FST Artistic Associate Thomas Kasdorf.
Learn more about Lady Florence in this fantastic feature on NPR’s Snap Judgement, the Grand Illusion episode about Lady Florence – complete with interview clips from pianist Cosme McMcoon and Souvenir playwright Stephen Temperley.
Sarah Day (Florence Foster Jenkins) is delighted to be making her Four Seasons Theatre debut. She has been a member of the acting company of American Players Theatre in Spring Green since 1986, where she has performed the works of Shakespeare, Shaw, Chekhov and Miller. She is a member of the Advisory Company of Madison's Forward Theater, and was most recently seen in their production of Exit Strategy. Sarah is a Madison native and received her education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was recently elected to the 2018 class of Wisconsin Academy Fellows.
Thomas Kasdorf (Cosmé McMoon) Active in the fields of chamber music, art song recital, opera, and musical theatre, Kasdorf, a Paul Collins Distinguished Fellow, is working towards his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Mead Witter School of Music at University of Wisconsin-Madison. As staff Vocal Coach for UW-Madison, he has been involved with numerous opera productions and has performed with a large number of the faculty in concert. FST credits include: The Sondheim Confessional, The Spitfire Grill, Big Fish(co-production with Theatre LILA), The Light in the Piazza, The Fantasticks, Great Dames Songbook, Side by Side by Sondheim, and Aspects of Love. He recently returned to working onstage, starring as George in Middleton Players Theatre’s Sunday in the Park with George and Sweeney Todd.