The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

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An Actress stands at the top of the 50 foot ‘H', looking down on a city of broken dreams. She has only ever wanted one thing: to be a star. A play with music about the quest for fame, inspired by the secrets and forgotten histories of Hollywood's Golden Age. The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign includes songs composed for Hollywood's greatest stars – Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow and more… Written & Performed by Joanne Hartstone Directed by Vince Fusco Presented by KADM Productions (Matt Morillo – Execute Producer) WINNER of the inaugural ‘Made In Adelaide' Award – Adelaide Fringe 2017 WINNER of the Holden Street Theatre Award – Adelaide Fringe 2017 ★★★★★ “A masterful performance… the best piece of theatre this Fringe” (Kryztoff.com) ★★★★½ “[Hartstone's] performance is outstanding” (Adelaide Theatre Guide) “A one of a kind show… Hartstone's contralto vocals make you think of a young Judy Garland” (Broadway World) ★★★★ “A play about the typical quest for fame countless people have over the decades. Some may have heard whispers of past movie scandals, which this show deliciously serves up… Filled with a smattering of gossip of fallen idols and dubious industry practices, it's hardly a rosy picture of L.A.'s most famous allure. But within them hide morality tales of wanting something so desperately that it ultimately can destroy you” (Glam Adelaide) “Be magically transported into Hartstone's faraway world of Hollywood at its ruthless fairy-story height” (Barefoot Review) “Hartstone commands the attention of her audience throughout the nostalgic performance” (bcausearts.com) “Hartstone is endearing… She manoeuvres the stage well, nails the old Hollywood sound and transports us to MGM sets and producer meetings” (The Advertiser/AdelaideNow) “Hartstone is a talented actor, who also has a decent set of lungs, as the show is littered with songs like a classic MGM musical” (The Adelaide Review)

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It's hard to say whether Hartstone achieves greater success as a writer or as a performer. Her story incorporates personal fiction alongside juicy Hollywood history. As an actress, she carries her one-woman show through seventy minutes of Old Hollywood bliss. Her character, Mid-Atlantic dialect, and singing (yes, singing!) are all on point: stylistically, you almost feel as if you are watching a scene from a 1940s classic.

sweet - Vanessa Cate - ...read full review


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This show was #5 on our list of “most anticipated” shows at HFF17, and it definitely did not disappoint. We have always been fans of Hollywood's Golden Age, and it became quickly obvious that Hartstone had done her research in crafting this timeless story...We are thankful she decided to bring us this amazing show from down under...You simply must See it.

sweet - Bob Leggett - ...read full review


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In "The Girl who Jumped off the Hollywood Sign" written and performed by Joanne Hartstone, under the direction of Vince Fusco, the audience joins a Peg Entwistle wannabe as she teeters, precariously perched, on the top of the Hollywood sign looking down at her impermanence and that of fame.

sweet - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


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This is a touching story of a woman who goes behind the scenes of “The Dream Factory” only to find it's a harsh place to live and many do not survive there for very long. It creates a beautiful piece of theater that transports the audience to another era with style and grace.

sweet - Mike and Brian (My Haunt Life) - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

Joanne Hartstone has written a nifty little acting/singing showcase for herself...It's a tale often told but Hartstone has added a few personal touches to give it some freshness. She also performs a few musical numbers...

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


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It's hard to say whether Hartstone achieves greater success as a writer or as a performer. Her story incorporates personal fiction alongside juicy Hollywood history. As an actress, she carries her one-woman show through seventy minutes of Old Hollywood bliss. Her character, Mid-Atlantic dialect, and singing (yes, singing!) are all on point: stylistically, you almost feel as if you are watching a scene from a 1940s classic.

sweet - Vanessa Cate - ...read full review


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This show was #5 on our list of “most anticipated” shows at HFF17, and it definitely did not disappoint. We have always been fans of Hollywood's Golden Age, and it became quickly obvious that Hartstone had done her research in crafting this timeless story...We are thankful she decided to bring us this amazing show from down under...You simply must See it.

sweet - Bob Leggett - ...read full review


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In "The Girl who Jumped off the Hollywood Sign" written and performed by Joanne Hartstone, under the direction of Vince Fusco, the audience joins a Peg Entwistle wannabe as she teeters, precariously perched, on the top of the Hollywood sign looking down at her impermanence and that of fame.

sweet - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


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This is a touching story of a woman who goes behind the scenes of “The Dream Factory” only to find it's a harsh place to live and many do not survive there for very long. It creates a beautiful piece of theater that transports the audience to another era with style and grace.

sweet - Mike and Brian (My Haunt Life) - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

Joanne Hartstone has written a nifty little acting/singing showcase for herself...It's a tale often told but Hartstone has added a few personal touches to give it some freshness. She also performs a few musical numbers...

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review