The Toni Tennille-headed national tour of Victor/Victoria ran into load-in troubles in its second to last stop in Stamford, CT, leading to a change of venue from the Palace Theatre to the Rich Forum.
Construction adjacent to the Palace Theatre's loading docks revealed itself to be a major obstacle for the incoming tour's load-in, resulting in the change. Because of the need to alter some tour scenery for the smaller Rich Forum, the Victor/Victoria opening night has been moved to May 19. The run will continue through May 23.
Two events scheduled for the Rich Forum, Embrace the Arts (May 18) and the Sunday Jazz Buffet (May 23) have been moved to the Palace Theatre.
As for the Victor/Victoria tour, it will close as scheduled at Cleveland's Palace Theatre June 27.
Based on the Blake Edwards film of the same name, Victor/Victoria features a book by Edwards and a score by Leslie Bricusse (lyrics) and the late Henry Mancini. Songs include "Le Jazz Hot" (from the film), "Paris By Night" and "Paris Makes Me Horny." Tennille, of "Captain & Tenille" fame, stars in the national tour offering. She and her husband, Daryl Dragon achieved pop stardom in 1975 with Neil Sedaka's "Love Will Keep Us Together" and followed that up with such chart-toppers as "Shop Around," "Come In From The Rain," and, of course, "Muskrat Love."
Since then, cabaret and concert turns have been the mainstay of Tennille's career, but Victor/Victoria is far from her first theatrical gig. After studying classical piano as a youth, she joined CA's South Coast Repertory and appeared in such roles as Lizzie in The Rainmaker and Nurse Ratched(!) in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Recent roles include a Los Angeles mounting of the Broadway revue, Stardust.
Still married to the Captain (love has kept them together), Tennille serves as the Governor's Ambassador to Arts for the State of Nevada.