Tickets £12 (Concessions £10)
Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm start
The songs and life of the songwriter and pianist George Gershwin are brought to life in I Got Gershwin!
This specially prepared two act ‘ scripted ‘ themed show directs the spotlight onto the man responsible for introducing many songs into the American Songbook. Performed by Robert Habermann to music arrangement by top arrangers the show includes memorable songs I Got Rhythm, They All Laughed, Summertime, It Ain’t Necessarily So and many others from the opera Porgy and Bess.
Entertaining and informative the show features stories and anecdotes about the composer who wrote his first huge hit – Swanee – on a bus in twenty minutes in 1919. The audience will hear about the composer’s lifelong collaboration with his brother Ira, with whom he wrote such great songs and shows for iconic dancer Fred Astaire, to the tragic end when Gershwin’s life was suddenly cut short at the age of 37.
I Got Gershwin! Is a show that will delight and entertain everyone who enjoys the popular songs that were written for the Broadway theatre, musical theatre, and Hollywood musical films from the 1920s to the 1950s.
Pete Austin has had the pleasure to interview Robert Habermann anticipating our second event in 2016 “I Got Gershwin” who never in the proverbial million years did believe he would be living the world as penned by a Russian lyricist 1946. Click here for some amazing insights regarding this event.
Tickets for this event are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering, by post from Becky at St Andrew’s Church (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”) to St Andrew’s Vicarage, Lindsay Street, Kettering NN16 8RG. You may also buy or reserve tickets from Jaime Ferreira by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee).