Tickets: 651.291.7005

The Soul of Gershwin

The Soul of Gershwin at Park Square Theatre, 2016

The Soul of Gershwin:
The Musical Journey of an
American Klezmer
Dec 2 – 31, 2016

Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Additional Lyrics from Porgy and Bess by DuBose Heyward
Created and Written by Joseph Vass; Directed by Peter Moore
Musical  on the PROSCENIUM STAGE

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.


key-code-times
*C valid for evening performance
P: Preview
D: Post-show Discussion
O: Opening Night
M: Musings
C: Open Captioning

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 pease@parksquaretheatre.org.

The Soul of Gershwin is suitable for all ages. 

Synopsis
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.

Adult Language
None.

Violence
None.

Drugs/Alcohol/Smoking
None.

Sexual References/Nudity
None.

Other Mature Themes
There are mild references to the oppression of religious and racial minorities.

Running Time
Two hours with one intermission.

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