What’s So Funny?

The songs of Cole Porter and Noël Coward, that’s what!

De-Lightful, De-Licious, De-Lovely lyrics abound in this original cabaret tribute to two of the wittiest songwriters of all time.

This musical celebration of internal rhyme and worldly wit opens with a first act devoted to the work of American songwriter Cole Porter, featuring songs from his hit musicals ANYTHING GOES (“You’re the Top,” “It’s De-Lovely”), PARIS (“Let’s Misbehave”), and KISS ME, KATE (“Another Op’nin, Another Show”). Also included are novelty songs from as early as 1913 (“A Football King”), songs he wrote for film (“Use Your Imagination,” “Easy to Love”), and hilarious but seldom-heard pieces (“Make a Date with a Great Psychoanalyst,” “Find Me a Primitive Man”).

The second act turns to the brilliance of British-born Noël Coward, including songs well-known to Coward fans (“I Went to a Marvelous Party,” “Mad About the Boy,” “If Love Were All”) and some lesser-known gems (“That Is the End of the News,” “Uncle Harry,” “Why Do the Wrong People Travel?”).

Join J. Kent Barnhart as he tasks Lauren Bradshaw, Katie Karel, and Lindsey McKee with mastering the wordy-albeit-delightful tunes that forever raised the bar for lyricists who followed. From Cole’s early Broadway days to Noël’s legendary Vegas performances, we’ll break out the champagne and toast these two unsurpassed bon vivants.

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