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Theatre Group presents 'High Society'


July 12-29, 2017   


Garvin Theatre

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter’s sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre. 

The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to present the musical HIGH SOCIETY, music and lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Arthur Kopit and additional lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, July 12-29 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre on SBCC’s West Campus.


Imagine that Philip Barry had written “The Philadelphia Story”, his classic 1939 romantic comedy, not as a play but a musical, with Cole Porter as his collaborator, and you have … HIGH SOCIETY!  The Lord family now lives on a waterfront estate in Oyster Bay, not Philadelphia.  HIGH SOCIETY has it all:  classic Hollywood charm, a fantastic musical soundtrack featuring “What is this Thing Called Love”,”Let’s Misbehave”,”It’s All Right With Me” and other Cole Porter classics, and a crazy love triangle.


High Society premiered at the American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco in an out-of-town tryout on September 4, 1997 and ran through October 5, 1997.  In 1998 High Society played for 144 performances on Broadway at the St. James Theatre starring Melissa Errico, Daniel McDonald, Randy Graff, Stephen Bogardus, Anna Kendrick and John McMartin. It was revived in London at the Old Vic Theatre in 2015.

The original production received Tony Award Nominations for Best Featured Actor in a Musical - John McMartin, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Anna Kendrick 

It also received  Drama Desk Award Nominations of Outstanding New Musical, Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Melissa Errico, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - John McMartin, and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Anna Kendrick 

Actresses in SBCC's Theatre Group's High Society

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