Her voice was revolutionary.
Her story... extraordinary.
“Kirsten Holly Smith delivers Dusty’s hit songs with the genuine soul sound that distinguished Dusty. Bravo to Smith and Vankin for bringing Dusty to life so richly for a new generation of fans.”Annie J. Randall, author of Dusty! Queen of the Postmods (Oxford University Press, 2009)
“Smith has a voice to reach the rafters, and the verve and versatility in pitch do justice to Dusty's hits.”GALO Magazine
“Dusty reincarnated!”Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"IF YOU LIKE JERSEY BOYS, THEN YOU WILL LOVE FOREVER DUSTY!"Perez Hilton
"Christina Sajous is terrific."Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly
"Kirsten Holly Smith nicely captures Springfield’s unique blend of Brit tomboy and ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ –crooning soul legend."Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly
"Kirsten Holly Smith does Dusty proud."Mac Miller, BACKSTAGE
"Kirsten Holly Smith BELTS IT OUT OF THE PARK."Mac Miller, BACKSTAGE
"Smith delivers slam-dunk vocals... 'Son of a Preacher Man' and 'The Look of Love' are standouts, although lesser known numbers such as 'Breakfast in Bed' are sultry surprises."Los Angeles Times
"Springfield's signature songs... (are) sung with passion and verve by Smith, who combines rich musicality with high-octane conviction and style."L.A. Weekly
"Thanks to the formidable talents of Kirsten Holly Smith...the legend of Dusty Springfield lives on."Theater Scene
"Smith is captivating...there's no denying the performer's charisma. Springfield, as interpreted by Smith, is a multilayered creature who never lets the interest lag."Backstage West
"You don't have to say you love her, but after seeing Kirsten Holly Smith channel Dusty Springfield, you won't be able to help yourself!"IN Los Angeles Magazine
"Kirsten Holly Smith not only embodies the sultry voice of Dusty but taps the spirit and soul of her."Scott Bernstein, Senior V.P. of Production, Universal Pictures
“I can’t stop thinking about that show. I went to buy a Dusty album and I like Kirsten’s voice better!”Carl Mazzocone, Main Line Pictures
"I haven’t been that entertained in years."JC Brown, Memoirs of a Geisha, Last Samurai
"Kirsten Holly Smith, was excellent in the role of Dusty. Looked like Springfield, sang and talked like her."Hollywood Elsewhere
Forever Dusty tells the dramatic, revealing story of how a shy Irish Catholic school girl from West London transformed herself into the voice of blue eyed soul, the face of Swinging London, and a worldwide superstar -- the legendary Dusty Springfield.
The provocative musical stars Kirsten Holly Smith in a tour de force performance, channeling the power and presence of Dusty in such memorable classics as Son of a Preacher Man, You Don‘t Have to Say You Love Me, The Look of Love, and many more.
Dusty Springfield was not only one of the greatest talents of her (or any) era, placing 19 records on the Billboard charts and many more in the UK, Australia and Europe, she was a woman of tremendous courage, blazing a trail for decades ahead of her. She remains to this day as one of the most influential, important female singers in pop history. Dusty fought and sacrificed to control her own career and her destiny, inspiring generations to follow in her footsteps.
Bursting with all the joy and sadness, laughter and tears of Dusty Springfield's remarkable life, Forever Dusty features can't miss performances of some of the greatest songs ever written, by such Hall of Fame composers as Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil -- and many more.