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Love, Linda The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter

"What is this thing called love? 
This funny thing called love?
Just who can solve its mystery? 
Why should it make a fool of me?

I saw you there one wonderful day.
You took my heart and threw it away.
That's why I ask the Lord in heaven above,
What is this thing called love?"
- Cole Porter


Linda Lee Thomas was the Southern beauty who married and was a driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter at the dawn of the roaring twenties. Though Cole Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and a spectacular, glamour-filled life. With innovative jazz arrangements, the timeless music and lyrics of Cole Porter weave through Love, Linda examining the darker sides of their life, while also celebrating the deep love that blossomed through their unconventional relationship. The score includes, Night and Day, I Love Paris, In the Still of the Night and Love for Sale.  

This one-woman musical tour-de-force stars the incomparable Debby Lennon. Veteran Broadway and St Louis favorite Ken Page directs.

“One of the best Cole Porter shows ever.” Robert Kimball, historian and author of “The Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter.”


 

Join us to reflect on what you've seen and share responses at selected Post show "AFTERWORDS" led by members of the Max & Louie Community.

 

WHERE: 

The Marcelle in Grand Center

3310 Samuel Shepard Drive

St. Louis, Missouri 63103

 

SPEAKERS:

“Meet The Cast of LOVE, LINDA”

Speaker:  Debby Lennon, Star of LOVE, LINDA, and Adjunct Professor of Voice (Webster University), and Director of the Webster Jazz Singers.

Friday, 1/18/19

Show time: 8:00pm / Talkback: 9:15pm

Topic: The star of LOVE, LINDA discusses her insights into the life of Mrs. Cole Porter.

                         

“Cole Porter’s Page in the American Songbook”

Speaker: Greg Schweizer, Music Director/Pianist for LOVE, LINDA, Music Director/Visual & Performing Arts and Dept. Chair at Visitation Academy

Sunday, 1/20/19

Show Time:  3:00pm / Talkback: 4:15pm

TOPIC:  Cole Porter: His life and his place in musical theatre.

 

“Friends of Cole: Gay Hollywood in the ‘30s and ‘40s”

Speaker:  Sharon Smith, Curator of Civic and Personal Identity, Missouri Historical Society

Thurs., 1/24/19

Show Time:  7:30pm / Talkback: 8:45pm

TOPIC: Inside Hollywood’s gilded closets in the golden age of musicals.

 

“Unconventionally Happy”

Speaker: Dr. Timothy Bono, Author of “The Psychology of Happiness” Lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Wash U.

Friday, 1/25/19

Show Time:  8:00pm / Talkback 9:15pm

TOPIC: The psychology of non-conventional but happy partnerships.

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Pricing Info

January 17, 2019 7:30pm
Preview Performance
TICKET PRICE SERVICE CHARGE TOTAL 
$25.00 - General Admission $3.75 + $1 facility fee $29.75

 

All Other Performances
TICKET PRICE SERVICE CHARGE TOTAL
$45.00 - Adult, General Admission $6.75 + $1 facility fee $52.75
$40.00 - Student with ID $6.00 + $1 facility fee $47.00
$40.00 - Senior 65+ $6.00 + $1 facility fee $47.00

 

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METROTIX SALES END:
Phone/Internet: 3 hours prior to show
Fox Box Office: 1 hour prior to show

The venue box office opens 1 hour prior to show.

AFTERWORDS

Join us to reflect on what you've seen and share responses at selected Post show "AFTERWORDS" led by members of the Max & Louie Community.

 

WHERE: 

The Marcelle in Grand Center

3310 Samuel Shepard Drive

St. Louis, Missouri 63103

 

SPEAKERS:

“Meet The Cast of LOVE, LINDA”

Speaker:  Debby Lennon,

Star of LOVE, LINDA, and Adjunct Professor of Voice (Webster University), and Director of the Webster Jazz Singers.

Friday, 1/18/19

Show time: 8:00pm / Talkback: 9:15pm

Topic: The star of LOVE, LINDA discusses her insights into the life of Mrs. Cole Porter.

                         

“Cole Porter’s Page in the American Songbook”

Speaker: Greg Schweizer,

Music Director/Pianist for LOVE, LINDA,

Music Director/Visual & Performing Arts and Dept. Chair at Visitation Academy

Sunday, 1/20/19

Show Time:  3:00pm / Talkback: 4:15pm

TOPIC:  Cole Porter: His life and his place in musical theatre.

 

“Friends of Cole: Gay Hollywood in the ‘30s and ‘40s”

Speaker:  Sharon Smith, Curator of Civic and Personal Identity, Missouri Historical Society

Thurs., 1/24/19

Show Time:  7:30pm / Talkback: 8:45pm

TOPIC: Inside Hollywood’s gilded closets in the golden age of musicals.

 

“Unconventionally Happy”

Speaker: Dr. Timothy Bono, Author of “The Psychology of Happiness” Lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Wash U.

Friday, 1/25/19

Show Time:  8:00pm / Talkback 9:15pm

TOPIC: The psychology of non-conventional but happy partnerships.

Venue Information

Marcelle

3310 Samuel Shepard Drive , Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

Located in the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis, Missouri, The Marcelle features a state of the art black box theater, professional dance studios, and nonprofit office suites. A "home for the arts", The Marcelle welcomes New Line Theatre, Dance St. Louis & Big Muddy Dance Co., as resident arts organizations, and hosts productions from Kranzberg Arts Foundation residents and independent producers.

Photo: Luke Lindberg

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