Skylight Music Theatre presents Gershwin and Friends

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Gershwin and Friends

Photo credit: Mark Frohna

Photo credit: Mark Frohna

Synopsis Summary

Gershwin & Friends takes place at a ritzy party in the New York City home of George Gershwin in the midst of the Jazz Age. I Got Rhythm, Summertime and Rhapsody in Blue can be heard wafting through the air. We join a young couple from Mr. Gershwin’s party staff, Cynthia and Parrish, as they celebrate Gershwin’s music behind the scenes. Free-wheeling and spontaneous, Parrish tries to loosen up the more grounded and down to earth Cynthia, with minimal success. After their work is done at the Gershwin estate they head home to Harlem to kick up their heels in their own high-style with the music of Gershwin’s “friends” Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Harold Arlen. This dynamic and innovative Skylight revue will again feature Cynthia Cobb, Parrish Collier and Paul Helm.

Last season, the critically acclaimed Gershwin & Friends had a sold out run in the Studio Theatre.

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Who’s Who

Directors & Designers

Stage Director Bill Theisen
Choreogrpahy Pam Kriger
Music Director Paul Helm
Set Design Rick A. Rasmussen
Costume Design Shima Orans
Lighting Design Holly Blomquist
Sound Design Gary Ellis

Cast

Character Actor
Cynthia Cynthia Cobb
Parrish Parrish Collier
Paul Paul Helm