The newly unearthed thought to be lost Cole Porter production: LA REVUE DES AMBASSADEURS (Paris, 1928) makes its West Coast debut Sunday afternoon, October 12th at 3:00 PM in San Rafael’s 300 seat Marin Showcase Theatre.
Featuring 18 Porter tunes heard only once in America in 86 years (last June at Town Hall off Broadway), this Cole Porter Society sponsored production also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passing of the quintessential cosmopolitan American composer and lyricist in Santa Monica, CA on October 15, 1964.
KEN BLOOM noted musical historian and the archivist who discovered the lost portfolio will be the overall director. As a special addition, Cole Porter expert CHARLES TROY is flying out from Chicago to give the audience a pre-performance presentation on Cole Porter in Paris.
The original 1928 presentation at Paris’ Ambassador Hotel Night Club, featured arrangements by legendary bandleader and arranger Fred Waring, with vocals performed by Frances Gershwin among other notable vocalists of the day. The pianist was none other than Frances’ by then already famous brother, George Gershwin.
For this production, Berkeley native, now legendary New York society pianist PETER MINTUN joins forces with the incredible jazz composer/arranger LAURENCE HOBGOOD to accompany the ensemble on double grand pianos.
Cole Porter Society founder, NOAH GRIFFIN lends his limitless Cole Porter expertise and warm baritone to an ensemble of stellar Bay Area performers including Cabaret favorites KITTY MARGOLIS, DEBORAH WINTERS and AMANDA KING, versatile Musical Theatre Principal PATRICK LEVEQUE, Sing for America Director and recitalist MARTIN BELL, Opera San José star tenor, MICHAEL DAILEY, and Grammy-nominated soprano, DESIREE GOYETTE who doubles as Music Director. CYNTHIA GLINKA and other dancers as well as 13-year-old Tiburon singing prodigy SOFIA PEROZZI will also be featured.
With clever lyrics, syncopated rhythms and infectious melodies, this historic presentation provides a glimpse into the early development of one of America’s most brilliant musical minds.
COLE PORTER IN PARIS: THE LOST SONGS
OCTOBER 12th, 2:00 P.M. CHARLES TROY, 3:00 P.M. PERFORMANCE
10 AVENUE OF THE FLAGS, SAN RAFAEL
For tickets and information go to: www.tickets.marincenter.org or call the Marin Center Box Office at 415-473-6800.
This program is the first annual fund-raiser for the Cole Porter Society, a 501 C 3. Donations go to help preserve, promote and perpetuate the genre of the Great American Song Book through the genius of Cole Porter for the benefit of the younger generations.
$125. Includes one year membership in The Cole Porter Society
CD: An Evening of Cole Porter, with Noah Griffin & Friends
Monthly Cole Porter newsletter
After concert reception with the cast
$75 of ticket price is tax deductible
$95. CD: An Evening of Cole Porter, with Noah Griffin & Friends
Monthly Cole Porter newsletter
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$65. Monthly Cole Porter newsletter
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