Red Hot & Cole

Cole Porter

Mar 21 - Mar 23
Venue: University Theatre
Ticket: Free
Season: 2012-13

A "swellegant" party, with a scintillating mixture of biography and song, spans the life of Broadway’s greatest wit, the irrepressible Cole Porter. Come celebrate the great American songwriter who brought elegance and sophistication to Broadway and Hollywood, with songs that have become international standards, from such classic shows and movies as Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, High Society and Can-Can.

Directed by Kathryn Evans and accompanied by Michael McVay, pianist. 

Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by James Bianchi, Muriel McAuley and Randy Strawderman. Arramgements by Dougee Zeno.  


Red Hot and Cole       Cast and Crew


Kathryn Evans, Director

Michael McVay, Musical Director

Rachael Bernstein, Assistant Director and Choreographer

Mary Dziorny, costumer

Matthew Unkenholz, Technical Director

Alex Hill, Assistant Technical Director


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CAST! And thank you to all who auditioned.


Elsa Maxwell/Ethel Merman             Emily Stephenson

Cole Porter                                         Robert Morrison

Irene Castle                                         Esther Bayazitoglu

Paul, Cole’s Valet                              Jacob Catalano

Linda Porter                                        Jennifer Montgomery

Bricktop                                              Christine Varghese

Dorothy Parker/Hedda Hopper          Chelsea Wolfe

English Soldier/Noel Coward                        Keith Hodges

Photographer                                      Connor Spencer

Moss Hart                                           Richard Campitelli

Monty Wooley/Ray Goetz                 Patrick Hofsommer

Starlet                                                 Jennifer Quiros

Maids                                                  Victoria Aranda

Trang Nguyen

Waiter                                                 Alex Burns


Company:  Sandra Brackmann, Maria Rodriguez, and Elizabeth Peterkort

For more information contact:
Arts and Performance Office

Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.

Directions to the University Theatre (TH)

From the north, take Synergy Parkway to Floyd Road, turning south to Lookout Drive. From the south, take Campbell Road to Floyd, turning north to Lookout Drive. Prepare to stop at the four-way stop sign at the intersection of Floyd Road and Lookout Drive. Next, turn to head west on Lookout to drive onto the University campus. Prepare to make a right at the driveway. That is the entrance to Parking Lots A and B. After turning into the driveway, Parking Lot B will come first and Lot A is just beyond a dividing sidewalk. Find a spot and park. Use the safe walking path and head west toward campus. A large campus map (right) and Green Bridge appear at the end of path. Cross the Green Bridge, enter Green Hall (GR) and follow the signs to the University Theatre.
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