Posts Tagged ‘Cole Porter’

ANYTHING GOES

Reno Sweeney once again fires up the congregation with revivalist fervor (and some of the best tunes ever written) as Glendale Centre Theatre offers audiences its exhilarating revival of the 1930s Cole Porter classic Anything Goes, once again demonstrating GCT’s expertise at taking great big Broadway musicals and giving them intimate in-the-round pizzazz.
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KISS ME KATE

One of Broadway’s leading directorial-choreographic teams and a New York-based cast with credits a mile long breathe fresh life into the Broadway classic Kiss Me Kate at San Diego’s Old Globe in a brand-new revival certain to delight Cole Porter fans and KMK first-timers in equal measure.

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KISS ME KATE

A couple dozen of Southern California’s most talented student triple-threats bring the Cole Porter classic Kiss Me Kate to vibrant, effervescent life down Orange County way, once again making it abundantly clear why Cal State Fullerton’s musical theater BFA program is among the country’s finest in turning out Broadway-bound talent.
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KISS ME KATE

A stellar, (almost) all-African-American cast breathe new life into the 1948 William Shakespeare-meets-Cole Porter classic Kiss Me Kate, an innovative Pasadena Playhouse revival that works to perfection for all but about ten minutes of its thrillingly reinvigorated two acts.
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LET’S MISBEHAVE: THE MUSIC AND LYRICS OF COLE PORTER


Take three of Southern California’s most talented musical theater performers, then add three-dozen or so Cole Porter songs linked together by an ingenious book, and you’ve got Patrick Young and Karin Bowersock’s Let’s Misbehave, a brand spanking new Cole Porter musical now getting a sparkling California Premiere at Long Beach’s International City Theatre.
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ANYTHING GOES


Anything Goes may be scaled down to fit the 339-seat Laurence Welk Resort Theatre, but no entertainment value has been stinted in bringing the perennial 1930s favorite to crowd-pleasing life at the Welk. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a pizzazzier Anything Goes than the one now being staged down Escondido way.
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KISS ME KATE


It’s been six-and-a-half decades since William Shakespeare met Cole Porter in Kiss Me Kate, though with director extraordinaire Richard Israel in the driver’s seat, Cabrillo Music Theatre’s 2013 revival of the Tony Award-winning 1948 Broadway smash feels fresh and alive and gay and young for all its years.
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ANYTHING GOES


No 1930s musical has achieved the enduring popularity of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. A grand total of five Broadway, off-Broadway, and West End revivals, a pair of movie adaptations, a TV special, and more national and international productions than even the most dedicated Porter aficionado could possibly count.

For those who wonder why Anything Goes just keeps on ticking, there’s no more compelling evidence than the National Tour of its 2011 Broadway revival now spending the week at Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Center For The Arts, a Broadway tour that guarantees SoCal audiences one show-stopping number after another in an Anything Goes that tops any other production of it you might happen to have seen.
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