A child born and raised on a private jet becomes a pop star in the new one-woman musical Jouet, premiering April 5 at Austin's Zachary Scott Theatre Center. The show, written by Zach Scott musical director and sound designer Allen Robertson, runs on the Kleberg Stage through May 13. Dave Steakley directs.
Jouet (pronounced "joe-a") was conceived, born and raised in the first-class sections of a multitude of international flights as her mother progressed through a stream of international male companions. Jouet adapted by learning the ways of every country, becoming world-wise but with no understanding of who she herself is. That didn't matter when she became a pop sensation, but her career took a blow when she was caught in the tabloids in an international scandal. Jouet is presented as her last 90-minute Internet telecast, where she will reveal everything about herself before refueling her private jet and leaving the ground forever.
Meredith McCall stars as Jouet. She recently received rave reviews as the singing half of the Zach Scott's "The Santaland Diary."
Michael Raiford created Jouet's sets. Costumes are by Leslie Bonnell and lighting is by Jason Amato.
Tickets are $27-$23. The Zachary Scott's Kleberg Stage is located on Riverside Drive at South Lamar Boulevard. For reservastions, call (512) 476-0541 ext. 1. The Zachary Scott Theatre is on the web at http://www.zachscott.com. Jouet is on the web at http://www.jouetlive.com. — By Christine Ehren