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Red Hot and COLE – May 2012

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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
Patricia Chetcuti
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
Brett Somerville
David Cenzato
Jayson Fry
Natalie Silsbury
Nicole Black