‘S WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical is an intoxicating, all-singing, all-dancing show presenting the classic American music of the Gershwin Brothers.
Sons of Russian-Jewish immigrants, George & Ira Gershwin came to define the new direction of 20th century American music, capturing the terrific energy of the Jazz Age. Their music continues to feel fresh and engaging today.
George was an eclectic musical genius. His compositions include not only the huge number of theatre songs written with Ira but also full symphonies, concertos, and the opera Porgy & Bess. All of this within the tragically short lifespan of 38 years. Ira’s lyrics are known for their wit, cleverness and sophistication.
‘S WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical is directed and choreographed by Jim Giancarlo. The Musical Director is John Taylor who also plays piano for the show. It contains dozens of songs by the Gershwin Brothers – including Soon, Nice Work If You Can Get It, I’ve Got A Crush On You, I Got Rhythm, Fascinating Rhythm, The Man I Love, A Foggy Day, Our Love Is Here To Stay, Funny Face, Someone To Watch Over Me, Shall We Dance? and Embraceable You as well as music from Porgy & Bess, Rhapsody In Blue and An American In Paris.
What is unique about the show is that it is not a standard revue. The songs flow through several mini-musicals set in different eras: New York City in 1928, New Orleans in 1957, Paris in 1939 and Hollywood in 1948, each telling its own story. In addition to all of the beloved music the show also explodes with plenty of exciting dance.
‘S WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical opens on September 6th with Previews on September 4th & 5th and runs through November 3rd. Performances are Thursday-Monday evenings at 8:00pm as well as Sunday brunch matinees at 1:00pm.
Tickets for Previews are $19 for all seats. Tickets for other performances are $33-$37 and bistro seating is available for $20. Tickets can be ordered online at www.oregoncabaret.com or by calling 541-488-2902.
Seating is at tables on tiered levels on the main floor and balcony of the beautifully-appointed former church building complete with stained-glass windows and a crystal chandelier from an old movie palace.
Delicious dinners and brunch are available with advance reservations and starters, salads, desserts, wine, beer and beverages are also available. Discounted ticket and dining packages are offered for groups of ten or more.