WHERE: Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street Red Bank
TICKETS: $24.00 - $36.00
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A new take on a classic 1920s musical farce—it’s the tale of Jimmy Winter, a wealthy and carefree playboy living the good life in the midst of Prohibition. Jimmy has an unfortunate habit of marrying chorus girls, until he’s forced to marry a woman of substance—Eileen Evergreen, the finest interpreter of modern dance in the world.
On the weekend of their nuptials, Jimmy meets Billie Bendix, a tough-as-nails bootlegger who has inadvertently stashed 400 cases of gin in Jimmy’s
basement. Knocked out by this one-of-a-kind woman, Jimmy must deal with his high strung fiancée and an assortment of bootleggers, prohibitionists, G-Men and chorus girls, as well as one very moralistic senator....all to the tunes of George and Ira Gershwin.
ARTS MAVEN NOTE: I saw a production of this show in Coral Springs FL last year. It is a delightful mash-up of Gershwin tunes. You won’t want to miss this!