By Nicole Veenstra
Musical fans everywhere listen to Cole Porter and make like the birds, bees — and even the educated fleas — by falling in love with Cole, the newest production by Westminster College of the Arts.
Originally produced by Benny Green and Alan Strachan, Cole is a musical revue of the complex life of composer and lyricist Porter. The musical includes some of Porter’s most famous songs, such as “Night and Day” and “I Love Paris.”
A revue differs from the typical musical and theater production structure because it is a compilation of brief skits and songs without a central plot. Instead the show focuses on the major highlights of Porter’s life, allowing audiences to follow him to Yale, Paris, Broadway and Hollywood, all without leaving the comfort of their chairs.
Rider’s rendition is directed by Louis F. Goldberg, adjunct professor of musical theater, and choreographed by Chip Klose. Senior musical theater major Wendy Feaver is the musical director.
Performances are tonight at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m in the Yvonne Theater. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens.