Red Hot & Cole celebrates the life of one of the great songwriting masters of this century, Cole Porter. This production traces Cole’s career from Indiana to the world stages of New York, London, Paris and Venice, through his marriage, his friendships with the greats of his age and the tragic riding accident that crippled him in mid-career, physically, but not artistically.
Red Hot & Cole bubbles with songs that have become international standards, from such classic shows and movies as “Anything Goes,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “High Society” and “Can-Can” among others. The show features over 25 Cole Porter standards, including “Night And Day”, “I Love Paris”, “Anything Goes”, “Let’s Do It”, “Miss Otis Regrets”, “Just One Of Those Things”, “In The Still Of The Night” and “My Heart Belongs To Daddy”.
A scintillating mixture of biography and song, Red Hot & Cole celebrates the great American songwriter who brought style, elegance and sophistication to the stages and soundstages of Broadway and Hollywood, delighting the world with his devilishly clever rhymes, fresh and unexpected melodies and sassy, sexy sensibility.
It’s a champagne tribute to a glittering age gone by, and the man and talent who was Cole Porter.
|Production Managers –||Marcus Cassidy-Anderson|
|Director –||Anna Marinelli|
|Musical Director –||Malcolm Fawcett|
|Choreographer –||Carla Gianinotti|
|Lighting Designer –||Craig Pearcey|
|Costume Designer –||Suzanne Ellt|
|Set Designer –||Norm Cassidy-Anderson|
|Properties Manager –||Patricia Chetcuti|
|Sound Designer –||Marcello Lo Ricco|
|Stage Manager –||Matt Morton|
|Flyer / Program Designer –||Nathan Toovey|
|Cole Porter –||Michael Bingham|
|Paul –||Greg Beresniak|
|Clifton Webb/ Noel Coward –||Mark Monroe|
|Moss Hart –||James Harley|
|Monty Woolley –||Robert Harsley|
|Waiter –||Josh Kerr|
|Linda Porter –||Cassandra Beckitt|
|Elsa Maxwell –||Bianca Giorgetti|
|Ethel Merman –||Brigid DeNeefe|
|Irene Castle/ Bella Spewack –||Josephine Pulitano|
|Sara Murphy –||Sheona Gregg|
|Dorothy Parker –||Jessica Quayle|
|Hedda Hopper –||Beth Haywood|
|Ada ‘Bricktop’ Smith –||Philippa Chalke|
|Starlet / Countess –||Merryn Degnan|
|Ensemble / Featured Vocals –||Andrew Patterson|