The Soul of Gershwin:
The Musical Journey of an
Dec 2 – 31, 2016
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Songs from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin
Created and Written by Joseph Vass; Directed by Peter Moore
Musical on the PROSCENIUM STAGE
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Back by popular demand – the winner of the 2012 Ivey Award for Musical Direction by Joseph Vass! This soulful play takes you back to early 1900s New York City— a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive “American Songbook.” George Gershwin himself, joined by three stunning singers and a fantastic band, reveals the folk songs, blues, jazz, Yiddish theatre, cantor chants, and opera that fused into songs like I Got Rhythm and Embraceable You.
Director – Peter Moore
Musical Arranger – Joseph Vass
Scenic Designer – Dean Holzman
Sound Designer – Jacob M. Davis
Costume Designer – Jason Lee Resler
Lighting Designer – Michael P. Kittel
Stage Manager – Megan Fae Dougherty*
Assistant Stage Manager – Samantha Diekman
Pianist/Musical Director – Joseph Vass
Drums – Jay Epstein, Nathan Norman
Woodwinds – Doug Haining
Trumpet – Adam Meckler
Violin – Carolyn Boulay, Gary Schulte
Bass – Christopher J. Bates
*member, actors’ equity association
*C valid for evening performance
D: Post-show Discussion
O: Opening Night
C: Open Captioning
Wednesday, Dec 7 and Sunday, Dec 18
Marcia Aubineau hosts a post-show Q & A with the cast. Your chance to ask questions!
Sunday, Dec 11 Musings with Artistic Programming Associate Jamil Jude. After the show, share your thoughts with fellow audience members.
Theatre Fan Night Out: Four Tickets for $99 A perfect show to share and discuss! Use code FAN when ordering. Valid for these performances: Wednesday, Dec 14 at 7:30pm; Thursday, Dec 15 at 7:30pm, Saturday, Dec 17 at 2pm; Wednesday, Dec 21 at 7:30pm; Friday, Dec 23 at 7:30pm; Sat, Dec 31 at 2pm
Seniors 62+ Save $5; Military Members Save $10
College Students with current ID $15 (standard seating) use code COL
Age 30 or Under $21 (standard seating) use code 30U
Above offers not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts.
Programs, dates and artists subject to change.
THE SOUL OF GERSHWIN Content Analysis
Park Square wants your theatergoing experience to be as enjoyable as possible. Following is a list of content within The Soul of Gershwin that may be of concern to some members of our audience. Please understand that some information may give away surprises within the story. The information is provided to help you make informed decisions. Keep in mind that the language and themes outlined below, taken out of context, may seem more offensive than they would be within the context of the actual play. If you have any questions about the play’s content, please contact Michael-jon Pease, executive director, at 651.767.8497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Soul of Gershwin is suitable for all ages.
Back by popular demand! This soulful play takes you back to early 1900s New York City – a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive “American Songbook.” George Gershwin himself, joined by three stunning singers and a fantastic band, reveals the folk songs, blues, jazz, Yiddish theatre, cantor chants, and opera that fused into songs like I Got Rhythm and Embraceable You.
Other Mature Themes
There are mild references to the oppression of religious and racial minorities.
Two hours with one intermission.
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