The Ohio Light Opera
Professional Theatre

Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse

Show Description:
If there were any doubts about the impact that George and Ira Gershwin would have on Broadway following their groundbreaking Lady, Be Good! in 1924, they were quickly dispelled two years later when Oh, Kay! opened to near-unanimous rave reviews and produced a handful of tunes that soon became standards. Written as a vehicle for Gertrude Lawrence, the comical plotline invoked a hot topic of the day: bootlegging. The book by Guy Bolton and master of comic fantasy P. G. Wodehouse concerns a rum-running operation, clandestinely based in the Long Island home of out-of-town Jimmy Winter, and run by the aristocratic Duke of Durham and his sister Lady Kay. Jimmy returns with a caustic new bride Constance, who, because of a question over the legality of the marriage, has to spend the night away from the house. Kay, to escape bad weather, blunders into the house and, to avoid detection by an inquisitive revenue officer, is sequestered in the bedroom by Jimmy, eventually posing as both Mrs. Winter and Jimmy's maid to escape the prying eyes of Constance and her father. "Clap Yo' Hands," "Fidgety Feet," "Do, Do, Do," and the incomparable "Someone to Watch Over Me" are but a sampling of the tunes in this top-notch Gershwin score.

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June 30 - August 7

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$10-$52 Reserved Seating

(330) 263-2345

The Ohio Light Opera
1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691

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