Keep Your Sunny Side Up
The Music of De Sylva, Brown & Henderson
Fri, Oct 27 - Sun, Nov 5
From 1925 to 1930 three veteran songwriters -- B. G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson -- formed a songwriting team that created a series of wonderful, light-hearted Jazz Age musical comedy gems and left us with some of the best (and downright cheeriest) work of the Songbook era, including "Button Up Your Overcoat", "The Best Things In Life Are Free", "Just Imagine", "You're The Cream In My Coffee", and "(Keep Your) Sunny Side Up". In addition, all three were individually a part of many other Songbook classics both before and after their partnership, including "Life Is Just A Bowl of Cherries", "Look For The Silver Lining", "Bye, Bye Blackbird", "Avalon", "Sonny Boy", "If You Knew Susie", and…well, the list goes on and on!
Jesse Cloninger and The Jazz Kings open their 2017-18 season with a fun-packed tribute to this extraordinarily cheery and productive team from the golden age of musical comedy. You should only avoid this show if you are adverse to good times.
The Florence, Corvallis and Sunday matinee Eugene performances offer conventional concert seating. The format for the Eugene evening performance offers cabaret seating on the main floor with reserved seating in the balcony and full bar in the Tykeson Lobby.
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, Director
Vocalists
Musicians
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Josh Hettwer, reeds
Jessika Smith, reeds
Alexis Garnica, trumpet
Tony Glausi, trumpet
Glenn Bonney, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Alistair Gardner, drums
Niels Miller, bass
Kyle Smith, guitar
PROGRAM
SET I
 Alabamy Bound
(1924)
Words by Bud Green, B. G. DeSylva
Music by Ray Henderson
 If You Knew Susie
(1925) Big Boy
Words & music by Joseph Meyer, B. G. DeSylva
 The Best Things In Life Are Free
(1927) Good News
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva
Music by Ray Henderson
 When Day Is Done
(1926)
Words by B. G. DeSylva
Music by Robert Katscher
 Button Up Your Overcoat
(1928) Follow Thru
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva
Music by Ray Henderson
 Somebody Loves Me
(1924) George White's Scandals 6th Edition
Words by Ballard MacDonald, B. G. DeSylva
 Good News
(1927) Good News
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva
Music by Ray Henderson
 The Birth Of The Blues
(1926) interpolated into George White's Scandals 8th Edition
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva
Music by Ray Henderson
 Look For The Silver Lining
(1921) Sally
Words by B. G. DeSylva
Music by Jerome Kern
 Animal Crackers In My Soup
(1935) Curly Top
Words by Ted Koehler, Irving Caesar, Edward Heyman
Music by Ray Henderson
 Beer Barrel Polka
(1934)
Words by Lew Brown (en), Wladimir Timm
Music by Jaromir Vejvoda
SET II
 Avalon
(1920) interpolated into Sinbad
Words & music by B. G. DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose
 Bye, Bye, Blackbird
(1926)
Words by Mort Dixon
Music by Ray Henderson
 You're The Cream In My Coffee
(1928) George White's Scandals 9th Edition
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva
Music by Ray Henderson
 A Kiss In The Dark
(1922) Orange Blossoms
Words by B. G. DeSylva
Music by Victor Herbert
 Comes Love
(1939) Yokel Boy
Words by Charles Tobias, Lew Brown
Music by Sam Stept
 Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
(1931) George White's Scandals 11th Edition
Words by Lew Brown
Music by Ray Henderson
 Sonny Boy
(1928) The Singing Fool
Words by B. G. DeSylva, Al Jolson
Music by Ray Henderson
 The Varsity Drag
(1927) Good News
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva
Music by Ray Henderson
 I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise
(1922) George White's Scandals 4th Edition
Words by B. G. DeSylva, Arthur Francis
 Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
(1925)
Words by Joe Young, Sam Lewis
Music by Ray Henderson
 I Want To Be Bad
(1928) Follow Thru
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva
Music by Ray Henderson
 Sunny Side Up
(1929) Sunny Side Up
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva
Music by Ray Henderson
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Lew Brown, 1893-1958
Irving Caesar, 1895-1996
B. G. DeSylva, 1895-1950
Mort Dixon, 1892-1956
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Arthur Francis, 1896-1983
Bud Green, 1897-1981
Ray Henderson, 1896-1970
Victor Herbert, -
Edward Heyman, 1907-1981
Al Jolson, 1886-1950
Robert Katscher, -
Jerome Kern, 1885-1945
Ted Koehler, 1894-1973
Sam Lewis, 1885-1959
Ballard MacDonald, 1882-1935
Joseph Meyer, 1894-1987
Vincent Rose, 1880-1944
Sam Stept, 1897-1964
Wladimir Timm, -
Charles Tobias, 1898-1970
Jaromir Vejvoda, -
Joe Young, 1889-1939
Ticket/Venue Info
This is a multi-venue production. Select a specific performance for its ticketing/venue information.
Performances
October, 2017
Fri 27, 7:30 pm: Corvallis
Sun 29, 2:00 pm: Florence
November, 2017
Thu 02, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sun 05, 3:00 pm: Eugene
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