She was a blonde starlet during Hollywood's heyday, gone at age 36. Today Marilyn Monroe is an international cultural icon and household name.
Tonight, she comes to life at Jacksonville's Museum of Contemporary Art in Marilyn: Forever Blonde.
As part of the museum's current Life As a Legend art exhibition, this one-woman show is scheduled for a weekly Thursday through Sunday run until March 7.
With favorable critiques from reviewers at the San Francisco Online Daily News, L.A. Weekly, and Edge Boston, the MOCA team says "Forever Blonde celebrates the glamour that was Marilyn, her rise to stardom, her views on sex, fame and the men in her life in a play crafted entirely from Marilyn’s own words and songs performed during her movie career."
The show's run features a few added highlights, including both a special Valentine's Eve dinner and a Valentine's Day brunch at Café Nola. On February 20, the museum presents an expanded evening with "Dinner in Drag". This event within an event includes a champagne reception and an afterglow party where appropriately dressed male attendees will receive a free "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" martini.
Tickets are available online for all twenty performances, and must be purchased 24 hours in advance. For pricing information and more details, visit MOCA Jax online.