FROM Judy to Bette: the Stars of Old Hollywood is powerhouse performer Rebecca Perry's latest show.

Laced with luscious melodies and scandalous headlines from the golden age of Hollywood, it promises to add even more awards and accolades to those the Canadian actor has already collected.

It's the 1930s, and movies are being made faster than you can say MGM, and being made to make you feel good. Budgets are increasing and the studios are making pictures bigger and bigger. Within the industry, four women emerge who refuse to be "just another ingénue" - Judy Garland, Betty Hutton, Lucille Ball and Bette Davis.

In her new production - which plays at The Beggar’s Theatre at Millom on Thursday, November 22 - Rebecca sings the songs that helped make the fabulous four screen stars famous, as well as telling their remarkable stories.

Toronto-based Rebecca describes the show as a power-punch of cabaret style entertainment that chronicles the life and times of Bette, Judy, Betty and Lucille. "It's about four trailblazers, who saw their value before anyone else did and fought for the roles that made them famous - and infamous.

"I grew up idolising these women when I felt like I couldn’t relate to the role models in my generation. Something resonated with me in regards to that Old Hollywood charm that Bette, Judy, Betty and Lucille possessed. They paved the path for women of talent and drive, making it okay to be more than just a pretty face."

A talented and versatile actor, singer and writer, Rebecca has worked with a variety of companies across North America in theatre, film, television and voiceover. Recently she played lead roles in the feature films Forest Fairies alongside Simon Callow and Best Friend From Heaven, alongside Kris Kristofferson. Perry also has a recurring role on the TV show Ponysitters Club. Additionally, Rebecca has provided voices for the multiple characters in the animated feature films Duck and Donk and Fast and Furriest and toured with her multiple award-winning solo show Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl.

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