Saturday, November 10, 2012
Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts will present Cole, a musical revue of Cole Porter songs devised by Benny Green and Alan Strachan, November 14 through 18 in the Yvonne Theater on the Rider University campus in Lawrenceville. A preview performance will be Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. followed by performances Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, November 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m.
A musical about the king of musicals, Cole combines most of Cole Porter’s hit tunes with a narration that tells the story of his life, from Yale to Paris to Manhattan to Broadway to Hollywood-- and, ultimately, back once again to Broadway. It includes such Porter standards as "I Love Paris," "Take Me Back to Manhattan," "Love for Sale," "Night and Day," and "I Get a Kick Out of You." It’s directed by Louis F. Goldberg, and choreographed by Chip Klose, with Wendy Feaver as the musical director.
Director Louis F. Goldberg is an adjunct professor in the Musical Theatre program at Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts. His previous productions for the University include Rent and The Light in the Piazza. He has conducted National and European tours of Man of La Mancha, Cabaret, Chicago, and 42nd Street. His recent projects include Off-Broadway at the York Theatre playing Ted Shapiro in Red Hot Mama: The Sophie Tucker Songbook. He is also the resident music director for Gretna Theatre in Mt. Gretna, Pa. He has served on the Musical Theatre faculties of Syracuse University, the University of Oklahoma and the University of the Arts, and for more than 10 years worked as a performer, arranger and orchestrator at HersheyPark.
Musical Director Wendy Feaver is a senior at Rider University majoring in Musical Theatre with a focused track in Piano. In her time at Rider she was the musical director for It’s a Girl, a cabaret that was produced, and performed by musical theater majors. She has also been honored as an Andrew J. Rider Scholar.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door by calling 609-896-7775 or online at www.rider.edu/arts.