A MARVELOUS PARTY!
THE NOËL COWARD CELEBRATION
A rousing revue that's sure to leave you smiling
by David Ira Goldstein, Carl Danielsen, Mark Anders, Patricia Wilcox, and Anna Lauris
Directed by Steven Flaa*
Previews November 20 and 21
“Pay What You Can” Night
American Stage is excited to announce that A MARVELOUS PARTY! THE NOËL COWARD CELEBRATION will also have on-stage seating available to add to the holiday festivities. These premium seats are at no additional charge and limited to 20 seats per show. Click here to purchase.
"Life is a cabaret, old chum, and you are cordially invited to partake of a splendid evening!" -Broadwayworld.com
Imagine a party as sparkling as a newly-popped bottle of champagne, a scintillating evening of ravishing melody and witty repartee—all courtesy of that personification of British wit and sophistication, Noël Coward. Drawn from his songs, plays, and journals, this effervescent revue is a whimsical, lighthearted romp featuring 33 songs and a bevy of sketches, anecdotes, writings and musings. The perfect holiday treat for everyone!
* = member, Actors’ Equity Association
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"Cheers to Noel Coward's marvelous party! Sparkling entertainment for the holiday season: witty and spirited, a touch sentimental, a little old-fashioned and nicely naughty. [Matthew McGee is] an exuberant comic actor, and he does a splendid job with such Coward classics…Lizzie Hagstedt is a standout as well, bouncing all over the stage…Her hilarious big number strings together six songs as she plays an extremely excited young actor portraying all the roles in "The Coconut Girl"…Larry Alexander does a lovely job with everything from the longing ballad "Matelot" to the sublimely silly "I've Been to a Marvelous Party", which he executes with increasingly tipsy body language…Melissa Bayern ranges from wiggly flirtation in "Would You Like to Stick a Pin in My Balloon?" to delicious rue in "Mad About the Boy"." -Tampa Bay Times, Colette Bancroft
"Splendid…ingenious…beautiful…romantic…deeply moving…[Matt] McGee is the crowd-pleaser, born to make us laugh, and [Lizzie] Hagstedt is the dynamo, brimming with talent and enthusiasm and good intentions…honest emotion…wonderfully witty wordplay, not to mention a hilarious parody of Cole Porter’s "Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)." Director Steven Flaa does a tiptop job of keeping the action moving. A Marvelous Party! Indeed" - Creative Loafing, Mark E. Leib
"A Marvelous Party, Indeed…two solid acts of singing and dancing -- and one-liners…The delightful Matthew McGee…here again shows off his comic charm and mastery of the double entendre. And the double entendres abound…No actor gets to relish in the naughtiness more than Larry Alexander…Joining McGee and Alexander is the irrepressible Lizzie Hagstedt, who sings, dances, and plays a second piano with winning spirit. Hagstedt steals the show in Act I’s final comic "Coconut Girl", which finds the actress trying her hand at a few additional instruments and taking on both the male and female parts of a duet. Rounding out the cast is the show’s other female lead Melissa Bayern, whose yearning vocals on the ballad "Matelot" and, later, on Act II’s "Mad About The Boy" were stunning." - articulatesuncoast, Gina Vivinetto
What the patrons are saying:
"Saw A Marvelous Party! last night. True enjoyment. Enjoyed the evening with friends."
"What a wonderful night out! This show was so much fun! Grab a cocktail, sit onstage and have a good time!"
"Marvelous Party was simply maaaaarvelous! Bravo darlings!"
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