The Cole Porter Songbook
To celebrate the start of this unique series, Flying Beaver management – Maggie Cassella and Heather Mackenzie – have announced that there will be ***No Cover Charge*** for the evening. Yes, you read that correctly, ladies and gentlemen :)
ABOUT COLE PORTER:
Cole Porter (1891 – 1964) was an American composer and songwriter, noted for his sophisticated, suggestive lyrics, clever rhymes and complex forms.
Unlike most successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote both the lyrics and the music for his songs.
In 1928, at the age of 36, Porter had his first notable Broadway success with the musical Paris, commissioned by its star, Irène Bordoni. She had wanted Rodgers and Hart to write the songs, but they were unavailable, and Porter’s agent persuaded Bordoni’s impresario husband to hire Porter instead. The show included Porter’s first popular hit – Let’s Do It.
By the 1930s, he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage.
He continued working through to the 1950s, writing for Broadway, Hollywood and TV, creating a mind-boggling catalogue of songs that reads like a Jazz or Cabaret artist’s dream list – What Is This Thing Called Love?, You Do Something to Me, Love for Sale, Night and Day, Anything Goes, I Get a Kick Out of You, You’re the Top, Begin the Beguine, Just One of Those Things, It’s De-Lovely, You’d Be So Easy to Love, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, In the Still of the Night, and many more.
6:30PM – Doors Open
7:30PM – Performance Begins
NO COVER CHARGE (September 5 only)
(Subsequent performances will be $10.00adv/$15.00door)
*Dinner reservations get priority seating*
Dinner available, before, during, and after the show.