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"High Society" Last Modified: Tuesday, September 02, 2008
"High Society"
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Arthur Kopit
Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Based on the play
"The Philadelphia Story" by Philip Barry
Also Based on the
Turner Entertainment Co. Motion Picture
"High Society"
Directed by Jerry Davis
February, 2007
Synopsis
Imagine that Philip Barry had written "The Philadelphia Story" his classic 1939 romantic comedy, not as a play but a musical, with Cole Porter his collaborator, and you have.... HIGH SOCIETY! It's not only the show's title but the show's first song, in which the Lord Family's amazing Staff sets the scene (the Lord family lives on a waterfront estate in Oyster Bay now, not Philadelphia). Come join the Lords for a weekend of fun and games!

Synopsis for "The Philadelphia Story"
This Broadway hit starred Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord of the Philadelphia Lords, an inhibited and spoiled daughter of the privileged. Divorced from C.J. Dexter Haven, she is engaged to a successful young snob. A gossip weekly sends a reporter and a camera woman to report the wedding arrangements and they are injected into the house by Tracy's brother who hopes to divert their attention from father's romance with a Broadway dancer. Tracy finds herself growing interested in Connor, the fascinating reporter. At the end of a pre wedding party, Tracy and Connor take a moonlight dip in the pool and meet her ex husband and finance on their way back to the house. The following morning her intended agrees to forgive her, but his smug attitude enrages Tracy and she breaks off the engagement. Connor offers to marry her, but she turns him down and remarries Dexter, to the satisfaction of everyone.

Published by Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

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Cast
Tracy Samantha Lord: Michaela Solise
C. K. Dexter Haven: David Howard
Liz Imbrie: Nicole Miller
Mike Connor: Paxton Penny
Dinah Lord: Emily McDow
George Kittredge: Jerry Tyler
Margaret Lord: Mary Hill
Uncle Willie: John McGrail
Seth Lord: Frank Nilsen
Sunny (Scullery Maid): Kassie Johnson
Patsy (Cook): Rosemary Nipper
Polly (Downstairs Maid): Zabe Barnes
Stanley (House Boy): Dylan Ashcroft
Peg (Upstairs Maid): Suzanne Butler
Dancer: Anna Claire Butler
Crew
Director: Jerry Davis
Music Director: John Crawford
Asst. Dir./Stage Manager: Robert L. Simpson
Producer: Gene Forsyth
Choreographer: Shanna Shipp
Keyboard: Julia Howard
Lights/Sound: Chris Biagini
Props: Karla Parker Ross
Costumes: Linda Rickel,
and the Cast
Set Design: Mark Britton
Set Construction: Mark Britton,
Walter Dodson,
Bob Stout,
Libby Jacques,
Dave Jacques,
and Karla Parker Ross
Publicity: Gene Forsyth,
Jackie Steulke,
and Thomas Clark
Box Office: Peggy Socias
and her wonderful volunteers
Season Tickets: Margaret Forsyth
Acknowledgements & Thanks
Program Design: Bill White,
and Barbara White
Graphic Design: Thomas Clark
Other Thanks to: Arlington Hotel,
Pocket Theatre
   Board of Directors,
Arts Central,
The Sentinel Record,
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,
The Hot Springs Village Voice,
Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commision,
KQUS,
KLAZ,
KZNG,
KALR,
KUAR,
KVRE,
Hot Springy Dingy,
Annette Meredith,
and Lockwood Men's Store,
Our Apologies: To anyone whose name was inadvertantly omitted.
Special Thanks: To ALL of those who have worked so hard to make the Pocket Theatre the success it is!