Fired from her dream job, husband in jail, and locked in a backstage bathroom 5 minutes before curtain, Broadway dancer turned magician's assistant, Wendy Walker is having the worst day of her life!
Trying to understand how her perfectly choreographed life has spun wildly out of control, Wendy Walker relives the heartaches and joys of being a professional dancer and the challenges of keeping her family intact. It's a make-you-laugh-I-can't-believe-I'm-crying kind of show. Palmer Davis sings, dances and plays over 18 characters bringing you into the world of the Suburban Showgirl.
Appropriate for all ages!
Live Piano Accompaniment
Written by and starring - Palmer Davis
Directed by - Cate Caplin
Composed and Accompanied by - Ross Kalling
Dramaturgy by - Gregory Fuller and Ross Kalling
Lighting and Set Design by - Gregory Fuller
Co-developed by - Leslie Welles
Choreographic contributions/Commercial Trailer directed by- Keith Young
Commercial Trailer DP - Troy Christian
Poster Photography - Michael Higgens, (Red showgirl-Marge Palmer)
Additional photography - Lynn Lovitt, Michelle Basche, Marge Palmer
LA STAGE SCENE
By Steven Stanley
Manhattanites will be in for a treat when Palmer Davis takes her self-penned, self-performed Suburban Showgirl to the New York United Solo Festival (on 42nd Street no less) this coming November... if there’s anything that will have New York audiences spreading the word about Suburban Showgirl, it’s Davis’s Broadway-caliber dance prowess..
THE MALIBU PATCH
By Victoria Ordin
Palmer is as impressive in her dramatic moments as in her comedic ones...
...as impressive as are Davis’ choreography, writing, dancing, and acting, and Cate Caplin’s choreography and direction, the show would not reach the heights it does were it not for Ross Kalling’s musical contributions. The songs are beautiful and the score positively haunting. Kalling is an award-winning pianist and musical director...
Reviewed by Joseph N. Feinstein
Suburban Showgirl Dances Into Your Heart
She was poetry in motion
Palmer Davis waltzing her way into your heart in her one-woman show Suburban Showgirl…
The Tolucan Times
By Amy Bowker
Davis earned every minute of the standing ovation that followed this reviewed performance. A fluid dancer and talented actor, Davis has that indefinable "X" factor - she's fascinating to watch.
…when Davis gives in to her passion, the show soars — (Paul Birchall)
Reviewed by Bonnie Priever
“She is truly a standout performer, perfectly conveying the trials and tribulations of love, loss, longing for the perfect, if even possible, harmony between mommyhood and pursuit of one's professional ambitions.”
NOHO Arts District
Reviewed by Lorenzo Marchessi
“Suburban Showgirl Is a Wonderful One-Woman Journey of Dance, Music and Song!”