End of the Rainbow
A play with music by Peter Quilter
Directed by Claude A. Giroux
“A don’t miss theatre event!”
Starring Janet Gigliotti as Judy Garland
There are moments in the theatre when you lean forward in your seat with shivers down your spine and realize there is nowhere on earth you’d rather be!
Electrifying, intense and real, this production will leave you breathless. End of The Rainbow is a true account of the last “comeback” of Judy Garland at the twilight of her career and as it turns out, her all too short life, and it’s revealing in a way seldom found in the tabloids. See that perilous bipolar energy that so often animates great performers. Touch this woman at your own risk. She burns … every chapter of Garland’s history is alive; she is foul mouthed, flirtatious, erotic, childlike, unedited, manipulative and supremely self-conscious as she makes love and war with her lovers and keepers. Judy has a strong sense of herself as a human tragedy on a world stage, but her sense of humour, of the absurdity of it all is just as sharp and appallingly funny … and then … she sings. And all those disparate elements coalesce into a coherent riveting whole … Sometimes!
"A true account of the twilight of an all too mortal goddess, Judy Garland, on the eve of her destruction."