THE HEAT IS ON! - an explosive theatrical concert backed by an 11 piece Big Band Orchestra based on the life of movie star, Rita Hayworth. The show examines the life, loves and career of one of Hollywood’s most electrifying sirens. Starring Quinn Lemley who bears more than a passing resemblance to the Love Goddess.
The show explores Miss Hayworth's infamous marriages to Orson Welles and Prince Aly Khan; her turbulent relationship with movie mogul Harry Cohn; her ascent into Hollywood stardom in the '40's; and her final struggle with Alzheimer's.
Miss Lemley takes-you-by the hand with Hayworth as she invites you into the crevasses of her heart to share the flip-side of her life through monologue, Hayworth’s music (“Long Ago and Far Away,” “Put the Blame On Mame,” “I'm Old Fashioned,” “Zip,” “The Lady Is A Tramp”,
Written and directed by Carter Inskeep, (Always Patsy Cline), with choreography and gowns by Michael Louis, (National Actor's Theatre), and musical arrangements by Bob McDowell, (Swingtime Canteen) and jazz arranger, Tedd Firth. This is a scintillating, heartfelt 90-minute tribute of theatre and music.