multimedia presentations by musical theatre historian charles troy
Charles Troy’s presentations at The York Theatre Company have celebrated its most recent Mufti subjects: Jerry Herman (“Hello, Jerry!”); Jule Styne (“The Creation of Gypsy” and “The Creation of Funny Girl”); and Alan Jay Lerner (“The Creation of My Fair Lady” and “The Creation of Camelot”). He has more than 50 multimedia presentations in his repertoire.
Cole Porter’s Top Ten LIST Songs &
Cole Porter’s Top Ten LUST Songs
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2:30 p.m.
You’ll find out what a List Song is and listen to Troy’s selection of Porter’s Top Ten, chosen for their wit, popularity, or significance in his career, woven into a biographical overview of Porter's life. Then Troy will cover Porter's love ballads, which he characterizes as Lust Songs. You'll discover why by learning about Porter's private life while you hear the Top Ten.
cole porter and the great depression
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 7 p.m.
Troy’s 90-minute evening program, “Cole Porter and the Great Depression”, will address the fact that the worst economic period in America’s history coincided with the height of the elegant Porter’s career. Between the stock market crash in 1929 and Pearl Harbor in 1941, Porter wrote the scores for twelve shows and four films, took a round-the-world cruise—and was permanently injured in a horseback riding accident. This program considers songs from every one of Porter's works during the period, and reflects on what was going on in the outside world when each show and film debuted.