Ira Gershwin’s name is not as well-known as that of his famous brother, George, but he wrote the lyrics to many unforgettable tunes. Are relatives in town? A great family show. Music by George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Jerome Kern, and Kurt Weill. Some examples—“Our Love Is Here to Stay,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “I Can’t Get Started” and many, many more. Fall in love with the quiet character of Ira Gershwin as you explore the creative process of song writing. Joseph Vass, whose Ivey-award winning The Soul of Gershwin packed houses in 2011, showcases Ira and the songs he created with composers Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill—and brother George!
A hit song needs great music AND great lyrics.
Lyrics by Ira GershwinN. Additional Lyrics from Porgy and Bess by DuBose Heyward. Insights and tales about the colorful George, as well as a glimpse at the more private and understated life of Ira, frame this story of amazing and beautiful music.
Why go? For a great night of singing, swinging and a dash of learning. Why not go?
Who should you bring? Everyone who loves music (and won’t miss the Christmas carols)!
[Note: organizer will be ushering, so meeting up afterward at Great Waters Brewing Co next door can happen but I will be lagging about 15 minutes behind because of theater cleanup duties.]