Fred & Adele Astaire
The 1924 Broadway hit musical comedy
Lady Be Good!
3 performances
Tue Aug 6, 7:30-10:00 pm
Soreng Theater, Hult Center
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  • Synopsis
The Northwest Academy of Musical Theater invites you to its re-creation of George & Ira Gershwin's first musical comedy -- the wild and zany Lady, Be Good! Featuring Fred & Adele Astaire in the leading roles, Lady, Be Good! opened on Broadway on December 1, 1924 and was a smash hit, running 330 performances! The plot is refreshingly thin (just barely beyond straight up musical revue!), the heroes and heroines thoroughly lovable, the villains forgivable and the ending quite inexplicable. With such great songs as "Oh, Lady, Be Good!", "Fascinatin' Rhythm", "The Half Of It Dearie, Blues", and "Little Jazz Bird", the entire family's bound to have a fantastic time!
When Lady Be Good opens, orphaned siblings Dick and Susie Trevor have just been evicted from their appartment. Dick takes off to get some help and Susie is left on the street to meet a dashing young hobo and the two, of course, immediately fall in love with each other. The two part with neither professing to that love and both hope they will meet again someday.
Meanwhile, Dick returns with a plan: they will both go to socialite Josephine Vanderwater's party that night, where they will at least be able to get food and where Dick will be able to see his true love, Shirley, whom he cannot marry because he has no money. In fact, Josephine herself loves Dick and had been the cause of their being evicted, she thinking that in such desperate straits he would ask her to marry him because of her money. He does this as the plot thickens...
But wait, there's more! Dick and Susie have a good-for-nothing, fast-talking lawyer, Watty, who is of course in love with Josephine for her money and has a plan to woo her with the fortune of the late Jack Robinson, which he means to obtain by convincing Susie to pose as Robinson's Spanish wife to claim it. This Susie is about to do when who should turn up but the deceased Mr. Robinson in person...Susie's dashing hobo!
After all of the usual confusions, all ends happily -- Susie marries Jack, Dick marries Shirley, and the scheming Watty (of course) marries the coniving Josephine!
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Soreng Theater
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
The Eye Center
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