directed by Cynthia S. Ross
musical direction by Ann Marie Cerciello
choreography by Paula Skolnick, with specialty dances by Carol Cornicelli and Rob Pape
A musical review celebrating the life and music of Cole Porter, containing over 40 musical numbers as well as stories of his life and times.
WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday, September 6 & 7, 7:30pm; Callbacks Friday, September 9, 7:30pm
WHERE: Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, New Jersey, 07040
WHO: All adults (16 and older), voices, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. This is an ensemble review with narration.
- Singers: bring sheet music (no a capella or recorded music permitted) and be prepared to sing 16 bars of a Cole Porter tune and do a short dance routine taught at the audition. Note: All singers will be expected to do some basic dancing as well.
- Dancers: there are roles for non-singing dancers
- Actors: there are narration roles for non-singer/dancers
Rehearsals: Schedule will be set based on cast availability. Participants are expected to be available for all rehearsals and performances. Any conflicts must be declared at auditions and agreed to by the director.
Performances: Weekends November 4-19, 2016; Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm; Sundays, 2pm
Cole Porter's shows include Fifty Million Frenchmen, DuBarry Was a Lady, Anything Goes, Can-Can, Kiss Me Kate, and Silk Stockings. His hit songs include "Night and Day," "Begin the Beguine," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "Well, Did You Evah!," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," and "You're the Top." He also composed scores for films, including Born to Dance (1936), which featured "You'd Be So Easy to Love," Rosalie, which featured "In the Still of the Night," High Society, which included "True Love," and Les Girls.