EDWARDS – The Edwards Opera House will present a one-woman musical, “Diamond Lil, On Stage,” at 3 p.m. June 20.
The musical stars Elaine Kuracina of Potsdam as Lillian Russell, the biggest Broadway star of the 1900’s.
In her dressing room circa 1900, Lillian, the original "material girl" tells about her tantalizing life as a Broadway superstar, the unmagic of her four marriages, making the first long distance telephone call, the feminist indoctrination of her mother, riding around in Diamond Jim Brady's electric car, 1894! J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Susan B. Anthony and Thomas Edison were all part of her life.
Mingled with all the gossip of the day are the songs of the gilded age –.ragtime to Victor Herbert.
The performance will benefit the Edwards Opera House. Tickets are $8 at the door.
The Edwards Opera House is located on the second floor at 161 Main St., Edwards, NY. For more information, visit www.edwardsoperahouse.org or call 562-8213.