Love, Linda – January 17-27,2019
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman
Arrangements and Additional Music by Gary William Friedman

TV / Radio / Print Interviews


RAF Interview with Jim Doyle and Actress Debby Lennon and Musical Director Greg Schweizer

“AFTERWORDS”

Join us to reflect on what you’ve seen and share responses at selected Post show “AFTERWORDS” led by members of the Max & Louie Community.

WHERE:

The Marcelle in Grand Center
3310 Samuel Shepard Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

SPEAKERS:

Debby Lennon“Meet The Cast of LOVE, LINDA”
Speaker: Debby Lennon, Star of LOVE, LINDA, and Adjunct Professor of Voice (Webster University), and Director of the Webster Jazz Singers.
Friday, 1/18/19
Show time: 8:00pm / Talkback: 9:15pm
Topic: The star of LOVE, LINDA discusses her insights into the life of Mrs. Cole Porter.

Greg Schweizer“Cole Porter’s Page in the American Songbook”
Speaker: Greg Schweizer, Music Director/Pianist for LOVE, LINDA, Music Director/Visual & Performing Arts and Dept. Chair at Visitation Academy
Sunday, 1/20/19
Show Time: 3:00pm / Talkback: 4:15pm
TOPIC: Cole Porter: His life and his place in musical theatre.

Sharon Smith

“Friends of Cole: Gay Hollywood in the ‘30s and ‘40s”
Speaker: Sharon Smith, Curator of Civic and Personal Identity, Missouri Historical Society
Thursday, 1/24/19
Show Time: 7:30pm / Talkback: 8:45pm
TOPIC: Inside Hollywood’s gilded closets in the golden age of musicals.

Dr. Timothy Bono“Unconventionally Happy”
Speaker: Dr. Timothy Bono, Author of “The Psychology of Happiness”, Lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Wash U.
Friday, 1/25/19
Show Time: 8:00pm / Talkback 9:15pm
TOPIC: The psychology of non-conventional but happy partnerships.

Synopsis

“Love, Linda” the one woman musical tour de force about the life of Mrs. Cole Porter runs January 17th through January 27th at the Marcelle Theater in The Grand Center Arts District.

Linda Lee Thomas was the Southern beauty who married and was the driving force behind legendary song writer Cole Porter at the dawn of the roaring twenties. Though Cole Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and a spectacular, glamour-filled life.

With innovative jazz arrangements, the timeless music and lyrics of Cole Porter weave through “Love, Linda” examining the darker sides of their life, while also celebrating the deep love that blossomed through their unconventional relationship.

The score includes, “Night and Day”, “I Love Paris”, “In the Still of the Night” and “Love for Sale”.

Debby Lennon, the St. Louis Theater Circle Award winner for “Outstanding Actress In A Musical” and “Outstanding Actress In A Comedy” stars as Mrs. Cole Porter with Broadway veteran Ken Page directing!

Cast

Debby Lennon* – Linda Porter

Production Staff

Ken Page** – Director
Greg Schweizer – Musical Director
Hannah Morris – Stage Manager
Tony Anselmo – Master Electrician
Kevin J Bowman – Production Manager
Dunsi Dai – Scene designer
Teresa Doggett – Costume Designer
Phillip Evans – Sound Designer & Engineer
Patrick Huber – Lighting Designer
Joseph M. Novak – Technical Director
Mike Stephens – Light Board Operator
Mari Star Turner – Assistant Scenic Designer
Maren Wander – Assistant Stage Manager

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
** SDC Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Play Times and Venue

Opening Day
January 17, 2019
Closing Day
January 27, 2019

The Marcelle Theater

The Marcelle Theatre in Grand Center
3310 Samuel Shepard Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

The Marcelle Theatre in Grand Center is located 3 blocks East of Grand Boulevard, just down the street from Powell Hall, and offers free lighted parking across the street.

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