Franchesca Page

Director: Kelley Sane
Screenwriters: Kelley Sane

Institute History

  • 1997 Sundance Film Festival


Who said the musical is dead? Whoever did better not be within earshot of Rita Page, former Vegas showgirl and diva stage mother to Franchesca Page, who has just landed the understudy role in the new disco revue, The Lady Does It All. Unfortunately Franchesca does do it all . . . badly. So how did she get the part? Could she be an unwitting victim in a plot to produce a flop and make some fast money for the sadistic producer Veronica, or has fate finally brought Mama the break she thinks she always deserved?

Sundance is proud to present this world premiere and first-ever musical extravaganza at midnight under the direction of Kelley Sane, who also wrote this epic. If you combine The Producers with The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and bring Gypsy Rose Lee along for the ride, you will get Franchesca Page. With nine original songs and a cast of divas, including Rossy de Palma and New York underground sensation Varla Jean Merman aka Jeff Robertson, come and camp, vamp, even tramp your way to fame. “Don't cry for me, Park City!”

— John Cooper

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