In 1942, illustrators enjoyed celebrity status, and Norman Rockwell was a superstar. He was too old to enlist in the military but still wanted to do his part, so he volunteered his services to the War Department, offering to paint a series of posters inspired by FDR's Four Freedoms speech. Despite his fame, Rockwell was flat-out rejected. They told him, "In the last war, we used illustrators like you. This time around, we want fine arts men. You know…real artists." Using this episode as a framework, the musical Perfect Picture explores Rockwell's life, loves, insecurities, and resilience.
Perfect Picture is a musical that juxtaposes the extraordinary story of Rockwell's quest to create the iconic Four Freedoms suite with a portrait of the artist's personal life and the women in it. Multi-Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street) directs and choreographs. Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (Dreamgirls) stars as "Amy the Wild Woman," who taught Rockwell his creed: "Don't show life the way it really is but how folks want it to be."