High Society at the Old Vic

High Society

I posted this a while back but had a chance to see this in previews on Saturday night.   It was …Sensational.   It felt like going to a party rather than going to the theatre.  The freshest and newest production of an old story that i’ve seen in a while:

Cole Porter’s classic feel-good musical, High Society comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round.

Directed by multi-award-winning director and musical star Maria Friedman (director of Merrily We Roll Along, Olivier  Award-winner for Best Musical Revival, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical). High Society is based on The Philadelphia Story and the 1956 MGM film musical starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Featuring hit songs including ‘True Love’, ‘You’re Sensational’ , ‘Well did you Evah!’ and the unforgettable ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’

Long Island socialite Tracy Lord is planning her lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband appears to try and win her back. His unwelcome arrival threatens to disrupt proceedings. When tabloid reporter Mike Connor arrives to cover the nuptials, he too takes a shine to the bride-to-be. But which of these three suitors will she choose?

High Society.

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