Festival Events Calendar
Wednesday Jul 29
8:00 pRhapsody In Blue
Thursday Jul 30
2:00 pOver There
8:00 pThe Dream's On Me
Friday Jul 31
2:00 pJazz Me Blues
Saturday Aug 1
8:00 pSingin' In The Rain
Wednesday Aug 5
8:00 pFred & GInger
Thursday Aug 6
2:00 pOl' Man River
8:00 pSummertime
Friday Aug 7
2:00 pBillie's Blues
Saturday Aug 8
8:00 pSpirituals To Swing
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Before Oklahoma!, historians of musical theatre will tell you, there was Show Boat: Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II’s early masterpiece of “serious” musical theatre. Kern and Hammerstein snapped up the show rights Edna Thurber’s best-selling 1926 novel Show Boat, wrote the first act and took it to the great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, who thought it “a fine musical comedy” that would be a great opener for his new theatre on Sixth Avenue, which was to open in April. Unfortunately, Ziegfeld found out that what the duo was working up was nothing like any musical comedy he’d ever seen and opened with a light little ditty called Rio Rita instead, which was a smash hit that put off Show Boat’s opening until December. Historians will explain that Show Boat was a landmark in the development of the American musical–a fully integrated musical play that for the first time brought song, dialog and plot together in a high-quality artistic whole. We happen to think it’s filled with tremendous songs. So we’re playing them here, together with a fine sampling from Jerome Kern’s long career.
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, director, clarinet
Clairdee, vocals
Maria Jette, vocals
Smith Derek, piano
Doug Miller, bass
Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar
Chuck Redd, drums
Byron Stripling, trumpet, vocals
 They Didn't Believe Me
(1914) The Girl From Utah Michael Rourke (w) Jerome Kern (m)
 Look For The Silver Lining
(1921) Sally B. G. DeSylva (w) Jerome Kern (m)
 Make Believe
(1927) Show Boat Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Jerome Kern (m)
 Ol' Man River
(1927) Show Boat Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Jerome Kern (m)
 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
(1927) Show Boat Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Jerome Kern (m)
 Mis'ry's Comin' Aroun'
(1927) Show Boat Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Jerome Kern (m)
 I Have The Room Above
(1927) Show Boat Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Jerome Kern (m)
 Life Upon The Wicked Stage
(1927) Show Boat Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Jerome Kern (m)
 Why Do I Love You?
(1927) Show Boat Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Jerome Kern (m)
(1917/27) Show Boat Oscar Hammerstein II, P. G. Wodehouse (w) Jerome Kern (m)
 After The Ball
(1892) A Trip To China Charles Harris (w/m)
 All The Things You Are
(1939) Very Warm For May Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Jerome Kern (m)
 The Song Is You
(1932) Music In The Air Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Jerome Kern (m)

Ticket/Venue Info
Ol' Man River Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA26.00  22.25  21.00  19.50  13.00 
A22.00  18.75  17.75  16.50  11.00 
B18.00  15.50  14.50  13.50  9.00 
O18.00  15.50  14.50  13.50  9.00 
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