Sunday, August 28, 2016
OF THEE I SING - Grand Canyon University - October 14 - 23, 2016
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind
“What you need for an issue is something that everybody can get excited about and yet something that does not really make any difference.”
This all-American political satire focuses on the election campaign and Presidency of John P. Wintergreen. Lacking a viable platform, Wintergreen promises that if elected he will marry the partner chosen for him at an Atlantic City beauty pageant. When he falls for someone else instead of Southern enchantress Diana Deveraux (the winner of the pageant), a world of trouble begins!
The timing of this show (one month before the presidential election) is deliberate, as it is both a musical extravaganza and political satire with a score by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Directed by Claude Pensis. This hilarious romp lampoons the presidential election process and features a candidate named “Wintergreen” who runs on a platform of “romance” and whose running mate’s name no one can remember.
Friday, Saturday - 7:30 pm
Sunday - 2:00 pm
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