Thursday, January 19, 2012


Hot ‘n Cole: A Cole Porter Celebration! 
A Ridge Light Opera Presentation

WHEN: February 2, 3 or 4, 8 PM or on February 4 at 2 PM
WHERE: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 140 So. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge TICKETS: $25/Adults and $20/Seniors/Students
Buy tickets on line at or by calling 908.604.0535


Ridge Light Opera’s wildly successful Cabaret series returns with a celebration of Cole Porter! Directors Joanna Hoty Russell and Beth Amiano Gleason guide six top level performers through scenes and stories conceived by Broadway writers David Armstrong, Mark Waldrop and arrangements by Bruce W.Coyle.  Pianist Lois Buesser directs all these fascinating musical numbers with keyboard assistance by Ken Hess.

Dozens of Cole Porter favorites are woven into Love Scenes, New York Scenes and (of course) Party Scenes, each telling stories between couples of varying ages. A contemporary setting, with a variety of costumes and plots, only emphasizes the strength and the ongoing popularity of Cole Porter’s genius in melody and toe-tapping tunes.

This highly experience and talented cast includes:

  • Kirsten Rani Almeida
  • Alex Corson
  • Samantha Dango
  • Joe Elefante
  • Mandy Feiler
  • Bob Mackasek

Ridge Light Opera’s mission is to preserve and maintain awareness of the musical treasures of Light Opera and Musical Theatre of the 20th Century through high-quality performance, education and community outreach.