Cole

by  Benny Green, Alan Strachan, Cole Porter, Cole Porter

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  5m, 5f

Here's a fresh musical about the King of Musicals, Cole Porter. Green and Strachan have cleverly put together most of Cole's hit tunes with a narration which tells the story of his life, from Yale to Paris to Manhattan to Broadway to Hollywood-- and, ultimately, back once again to Broadway.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Biography
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Here's a fresh musical about the King of Musicals, Cole Porter. Green and Strachan have cleverly put together most of Cole's hit tunes with a narration which tells the story of his life, from Yale to Paris to Manhattan to Broadway to Hollywood-- and, ultimately, back once again to Broadway. Includes such Porter standards as "I Love Paris," "Take Me Back to Manhattan," "Love for Sale," "Night and Day," and "I Get a Kick Out of You." A London success, this delightful new show may be done very simply on an almost bare stage.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII, 1930s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

5m, 5f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

Casting Notes

There is no single narrator figure. The various passages of narration and the extracts from Calvin Tomkins and Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald are shared amongst the various members of the company.

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1 Piano/Conductor Act 1
1 Piano/Conductor Act 2
10 Vocal Chorus Books

Reed 1 (Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
Reed 2 (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Trumpet/Flugel Horn
Drums
Bass

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Authors

Benny Green

Benny Green

Alan Strachan

Alan Strachan

Cole Porter

Cole Porter

Cole Porter

Cole Porter

COLE was first produced at the Mermaid Theatre in London on July 2, 1974. It was directed by Alan Strachan and David Toguri.

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