LFPress Review: Gustafson a lesson in fine theatre

Sonja receives a lovely writeup/review of her one-woman show at London's Fringe Festival in the London Free Press. Entertainment reporter Joe Belanger attended opening night and had some great things to say about The Italian Lesson. Read the full article at lfpress.com


LFPress Italian Lesson pic


Sonja Stars in One Woman Show at the Fringe

June 2, 2013


Sonja returns to the London Fringe Festival this year in her very first one-woman show - The Italian Lesson!  Postponed from last year's festival due to illness, Sonja is thrilled to finally be bringing this one-woman tour de force of operatic brillance to the stage.

Based on the Ruth Draper monologue of the same name, this brilliant solo show is a dramatic and comedic vocal feat. Lee Hoiby has taken Draper's most popular character sketch to another level with his musical lyricism.  


It was originally produced off broadway starring comedienne Jean Stapleton, and was paired with his setting of a Julia Child episode transcription, "Bon Appetit".  Originally titled "The Busy Mother" by it's creator, this monologue portrays a New York society matron as the original "lady who lunches" - and she is truly out to lunch!

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The Old Maid And The Thief: Opening Tomorrow!

June 17, 2011

oldmaidThe Old Maid And The Thief is set to open at this year's London Fringe Festival at 1pm tomorrow!  Just under an hour long, this English opera is a fun piece of theatre and appeals to opera neophytes and aficionados alike.  

Sonja and Diva Lounge Productions were fortunate enough to share the front page of Thursday's London Free Press Today section with none other than Snoop Dogg!  How's that for opera on the Fringe?

Watch the interview with Sonja and Free Press writer Kathy Rumleski on the LFPress Video Blog.

We hope to see you at one of our six shows between June 18th-26th.

Become a DLP Sponsor for 2011!


June 8, 2011

The 2011 Fringe Festival is fast approaching, and you can still play a part in bringing this year's DLP opera offering of Gian-Carlo Menotti's The Old Maid And The Thief to the stage!  If you would like to sponsor a Diva Lounge Productions event, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or donate via PayPal now!  

For details about the show and showtimes, visit the Diva Lounge Showtimes page.

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