Festival Events Calendar
Wednesday Jul 28
8:00 pSwingin' The Dream
Thursday Jul 29
2:00 pWhy Can't You Behave?
8:00 pMan Bites Dog
Friday Jul 30
2:00 pThe Rain In Spain
Saturday Jul 31
8:00 pSuch Sweet Thunder
Thursday Aug 5
2:00 pWhere Did Robinson Crusoe Go
8:00 pWhen You Wish Upon A Star
Friday Aug 6
2:00 pSomewhere
Saturday Aug 7
8:00 pI Could Write A Book
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Warren Court
Room B09
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Brush Up Your Shakespeare!
With OFAM 2010, BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE, jazz director Ken Peplowski and his usual assortment of cohorts and other worthies will take you on a “literary romp through the American Songbook” with a special emphasis, of course, on our special American take on the Bard of-Avon, with stops along the way ranging from great classical literature and children’s classics to the Jazz Age writers and the Sunday funnies.

And this year’s musicals? Well, KISS ME, KATE, of course – Cole Porter’s 1948 tour de force musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s TAMING OF THE SHREW (4 performances at the Hult Center’s Silva Concert Hall, July 29-August 6). And THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, Rodgers & Hart’s wildly funny 1938 send up of the bard’s A COMEDY OF ERRORS (6 performances at The Shedd Institute’s Jaqua Concert Hall, July 23-August 7).

The festival’s concert series opens Wednesday, July 28th at the Hult Center's Silva Concert Hall with SWINGIN’ THE DREAM, a hot evening of classic swing built around Jimmy Van Heusen & Eddie Delange’s 1939 swing version of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. That series closes on Saturday, August 7th with I COULD WRITE A BOOK, an evening that explores the interrelationship between mid-century jazz and popular music and American “urban” literature featuring the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald (who filled his books with jazz and popular music references), Damon Runyon (whose characters Frank Loesser memorialized in GUYS AND DOLLS), and John O’Hara whose PAL JOEY letters in The New Yorker inspired Rodgers & Hart’s extraordinary musical of the same name

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