Suburban Showgirl is an inspirational one-woman tour de force written by and starring Palmer Davis. Davis creates the character “Wendy Walker”…wife, mother of two, and professional dancer-whose life is not turning out quite the way she had hoped. While working as a magician’s assistant in Las Vegas, a backstage mishap forces Walker to evaluate her life like never before…in the five minute before curtain! During an emotional journey through her past, Walker relives some of her most pivotal moments…and comes to a decision that will change her life perspective forever. Coping with the unpredictable demands of career and family, Wendy Walker’s journey takes her down a path to self-acceptance, and the strength and courage to…”just be.”
Appropriate for all ages!
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 directed by- Keith Young
Commercial DP - Troy Christian
Poster Photography - 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!”