The evening starts with the low smoldering of the bass. After a few moments, finger snapping adds a little mystery and rhythm to the sound. Then, the company arrives one by one to drawl out “Too Darn Hot.” The song goes from sexy complaint to tap-dancing, girl-twirling, big-bold spectacle. Cole Porter is in the house. Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s tribute recognizes the catalogue of work by composer-lyricist Porter. A Cole Porter Songbook showcases his renowned Broadway hits from Kiss Me, Kate andAnything Goes, alongside his lesser known work from stage and film.
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