By George Productions presents the Los Angeles premiere of Cole Porter's 1936 hit musical comedy, "Red, Hot and Blue!" at the Whitefire Theatre May 29 - July 5, 2009. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm. Ticket prices are $30.00. With a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, this was the team's follow-up to "Anything Goes." This Depression era screwball comedy deals with a National Lottery offering a first prize to anyone who finds a long-lost love with a rare identification mark. The eccentric characters include ex-cons, DC senators and Manhattan's most perennial debutantes. Director/choreographer Joe Joyce, Musical Director: Brian O'Halloran
Originally starring Ethel Merman, Bob Hope and Jimmy Durante, this great score has never been recorded in its entirety. Included are the Cole Porter classics "It's De-Lovely", "Down in the Depths (On the 90th Floor)", "Ridin' High" and "Red, Hot and Blue!" As it did in 1936, "Red, Hot and Blue!" delivers a great evening of fun. The cast includes Nadia Ahern, Cristina Dohmen, Richard Horvitz, Michael Patrick McGill, Kyle Nudo, Sandra Purpuro, Matthew Reis, Nikki Tomlinson, Richard Van Slyke, Tom Walz, Laura Wolfe, and Allyson Turner as "Nails" O'Reilly Duquesne.
Added by LisaE on May 6, 2009