“COLE:” DELIGHTFUL, DELICIOUS AND DE-LOVELY

BONNIE GOLDBERG

As the grandson of the richest man in the state of Indiana, with a mother who encouraged him to play piano and violin from the age of six, and further subsidized the publishing of his beginning compositions, Cole Porter planted his footsteps on a musical path early on in life. His name came from an amalgam of his parents, Kate Cole and Sam Porter and by the time he was a student at Yale he was well known for writing football fight songs and full scale college productions for both the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the Yale Dramatic Association.

 

To become better acquainted with this man of music, waltz over to Music Theatre of Connecticut for a delightful, delicious and de-lovely production of “Cole,” devised by Benny Green and Alan Strachan, weekends until Sunday, May 12. The evening not only showcases a parade of wonderful hit songs, it also includes facts and anecdotes about the man himself and his intriguing life.

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