Lyrics take center stage as Quality Hill Playhouse pays tribute to two songwriters known for their internal rhymes and worldly wit in the original cabaret revue IT’S DELOVELY: THE WIT OF COLE PORTER AND NOËL COWARD.
Directed by J. Kent Barnhart (who also serves as pianist and emcee), the production features Lauren Bradshaw, Katie Karel, and Lindsey McKee.
From the press release: “The revue’s first act will be devoted to the work of American songwriter Cole Porter, featuring songs from his hit musicals ANYTHING GOES, PARIS, and KISS ME, KATE, as well as novelty songs from as early as 1913 (‘A Football King’), songs he wrote for film (‘Use Your Imagination,’ ‘Easy to Love’), and hilarious but seldom-heard pieces (‘Make a Date with a Great Psychoanalyst,’ ‘Find Me a Primitive Man’). The second act turns to the brilliance of British-born Noël Coward, including songs well-known to Coward fans (‘I Went to a Marvelous Party,’ ‘Mad About the Boy,’ ‘If Love Were All’) and some lesser-known gems (‘This Is the End of the News,’ ‘Uncle Harry,’ ‘Why Do the Wrong People Travel?’).”
IT’S DELOVELY runs March 2nd – March 31 at Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo. For more information visit QualityHillPlayhouse.com.