Keep Your Sunny Side Up
The Music of De Sylva, Brown & Henderson
Thu, Nov 2, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
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", "Never Swat A Fly", "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, cheery and productive team from the golden age of musical comedy. You should only avoid this show if you are adverse to good times.
This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Free Shedd Jazz Student Ticket program, which makes a set of free tickets to 2017-18 Shedd jazz concerts available to students elementary through college (college students must show student ID). The program is made possible by a support from Shedd benefactors dedicated to exposing young people to jazz in all its forms. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information. Usually, Youth high school and younger 50% discount and college w/ current student ID 10% discount.
PROGRAM
Program
 Sunny Side Up
(1929) Sunny Side Up
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva
Music by Ray Henderson
 Avalon
(1920)
Words & music by B. G. DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose
 Look For The Silver Lining
(1921) Sally
Words by B. G. DeSylva
Music by Jerome Kern
 If You Knew Susie
(1925)
Words & music by Joseph Meyer, B. G. DeSylva
 Has Anybody Seen My Girl?
(1925)
Words by Joe Young
Music by Ray Henderson
 Bye, Bye, Blackbird
(1926)
Words by Mort Dixon
Music by Ray Henderson
 The Best Things In Life Are Free
(1927) Good News
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva
Music by Ray Henderson
 The Varsity Drag
(1927) Good News
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva
Music by Ray Henderson
 Good News
(1927) Good News
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva
Music by Ray Henderson
 Button Up Your Overcoat
(1928) Follow Thru
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva
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
 Sonny Boy
(1928) The Singing Fool
 Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cheeries
(1931) George White's Scandals 11th Edition
Words by Lew Brown
Music by Ray Henderson
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Lew Brown, 1893-1958
B. G. DeSylva, 1895-1950
Mort Dixon, 1892-1956
Ray Henderson, 1896-1970
Al Jolson, 1886-1950
Jerome Kern, 1885-1945
Joseph Meyer, 1894-1987
Vincent Rose, 1880-1944
Joe Young, 1889-1939
Ticket/Venue Info
Keep Your Sunny Side Up Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20% 
A30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  -  
B26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  -  
C22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  -  
Student Free0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  -  
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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