Book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford. Additional music by Kathie Lee Gifford. But don’t let that stop you from giving Saving Aimee a gander. This new musical is based on the true story of 1920s religious revivalist and media-savvy evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson. While McPherson was the definition of a buzzkill (smoking, dancing, reading novels and playing cards were signs of debauchery that could be cured only by a four-day revival meeting), the musical tells the story of McPherson’s unconventional life and early understanding of the power of media.
Times and prices vary. 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave.; 206.625.1900; 5thavenue.org
Through October 30, 2011