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My One and Only


Friday, April 17, 2020 8:00PM
Power Center

My One and Only





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My One and Only


Tap your feet to the Gershwins’ timeless tunes!
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Peter Stone and Timothy S. Mayer

Directed and Choreographed by Linda Goodrich
Music Direction by Catherine A. Walker
Department of Musical Theatre

Reserved Seating $35 and $29 • Students $13 with ID

My One and Only is a delightfully frothy romp, buoyed by a tuneful Gershwin score and exuberant dance numbers. Conceived as a new book for the Gershwins' most loved songs, My One and Only features such standards as ‘’S Wonderful,” “Funny Face,” “I Can’t Be Bothered Now,” “Strike Up the Band,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and “Kickin’ the Clouds Away.” It's 1927 New York, and aviator Billy Buck Chandler is determined to be the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic. His plans are derailed when he meets Edyth Herbert, a British ingénue who previously swam the English Channel and now performs in an Aquacade under the thumb of the villainous Prince Nikki. Can the two navigate the obstacles in their path as they sing and dance their way toward love?

My One and Only opened on Broadway in 1983 starring Tommy Tune and Twiggy. It was a huge success, garnering nine Tony Award nominations and three wins for Best Actor, Best Featured Actor, and Best Choreography. The latter award, shared by star Tommy Tune and his co-choreographer Thommie Walsh, was especially well deserved: critic Frank Rich of The New York Times said that the show “levitates with some of the most inspired choreography Broadway has seen in several seasons.” With numerous show-stopping dance numbers set to timeless Gershwin tunes, My One and Only guarantees a toe-tapping good time!