Sharon McNight stars at Seven Angels Theatre in the show she wrote about Sophie Tucker, Connecticut’s own Red Hot Mama, who enjoyed fame from her Burlesque days to Broadway and beyond.
We asked her to discuss the star and this role of a lifetime.
CTAC: How were you first drawn to write this show about Sophie Tucker?
SM: The man who first signed me to a recording contract had a dream that he saw me playing her on the Broadway stage. I believe in omens and dreams