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Gershwin, Of Thee I Sing

concert version

8:00pm May 13, 2017 Robbins Memorial Town Hall Auditorium

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Chorus pro Musica, under the direction of Jamie Kirsch, will present a concert version of George & Ira Gershwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, ‘Of Thee I Sing” featuring Margot Rood, soprano; Christina English, mezzo-soprano; and David McFerrin, bass.

This all-American political satire set in Washington D.C. in the 1930s, focuses on the election, campaign, and Presidency of John P. Wintergreen, whose party, lacking a viable platform, runs on "love," promising that if elected he will marry the partner chosen for him at an Atlantic City beauty pageant. When he falls in love with his campaign secretary instead of the contest winner, he finds himself embroiled in an international scandal.

The original Broadway production opened in 1931 and ran for 441 performances, and the following year, became the first musical to win a Pulitzer Prize. The New York Times called it, “…one of the silliest and yet most sublime things on a New York stage right now.”  Some eight decades later, this hilarious portrayal of America’s highest office still provides non-partisan comic relief and the music, as our music director exclaims, “is a 10 out of 10!”

OF THEE I SING CONCERT VERSION is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied  by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

 

ROBBINS MEMORIAL TOWN HALL AUDITORIUM

730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

 

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Buses from Red Line Stations

Bus 77 from Harvard or Porter

Bus 79 from Alewife

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PARKING

On-street parking spaces are available along Massachusetts Avenue and Pleasant Street.

Municipal parking lots:

Town Parking Lot, enter on Water Street

Russell Common Parking Lot, enter on Chestnut Street

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