Great American Songbook Series

Great American Songbook Series

The Music of Cole Porter

Friday, March 25 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 26 at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 27 at 3:00 pm

The Playhouse in the Overture Center (201 State Street, Madison, WI)

Four Seasons Theatre kicks off our Great American Songbook Series with a celebration of “The Music of Cole Porter.”  A prolific composer, Porter wrote over 30 musicals, many of which were adapted for film.  Join us as a talented cast of local singers and musicians showcases the music of this wonderful writer – including tunes from his popular shows “Anything Goes” and “Kiss Me Kate” and jazz standards from lesser known gems.  From “So In Love” to “I Get a Kick Out of You” this concert will leave you humming Porter’s memorable music for days to come.

Read the full review “Songbook shines up Cole Porter Gems” by Lindsay Christians for 77 Square/Cap Times.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Pleasant T. Rowland Fund for Theater through the Madison Community Foundation.  Additional support provided by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission and the Wisconsin Arts Board.


Cast members include:  Marja Barger, Tamara Brognano, Christine Callsen Flanery, Wendy Jones, Gail Becker Koppa, Amy L. Welk, Michael Brunner, Rick Henslin, Steve Mendez, Neil Peterson, and Dennis Yadon. The Music Director is Taras Nahirniak.

Community Outreach Concerts

In addition, a 45 minute Great American Songbook program with music of Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, and more will be presented throughout the 2010-2011 season as part of our community outreach concerts in retirement communities and facilities and for civic organizations in the Madison area.

If you are interested in bringing this program to your organization or community please contact us.