Get Happy
Broadway gems, 1924-34
Thu, Oct 10, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Broadway's Golden Age of Musical Comedy--roughly from the Gershwin's Lady Be Good in 1924 to Cole Porter's 1934 Anything Goes--produced so many popular and jazz standards that we might even go so far as saying that this was the golden age of American Songbook composition as well. But interestingly, the best-known and best-loved versions of these songs weren't made until the 1930s and 1940s. Jesse Cloninger and The Emerald City Jazz Kings offer up a fascinating spectrum of these interpretations with everything ranging from a hotel society band, to a 1930s crooner vocalist, to a hot traditional jazz sound, and swing, including "Oh, Lady, Be Good" and "Tea For Two" (1924), "Mountain Greenery" (1926), "The Best Things In Life Are Free" (1927), "Makin' Whoopee" (1928), "Boy! What Love Has Done To Me!" and "Get Happy" (1930), "Dancing In The Dark" (1931), "It's Only A Paper Moon" (1932), "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (1933), and "Anything Goes!" (1934).
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, director, reeds
Vocalists
Siri Vik, vocals
Sarah B. Rose, vocals
Matthew Leach, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Musicians
Jonathan Corona, reeds
Matthew Taylor, reeds
Devin Perez, trumpet
Cody Simmons, trumpet
Glenn Griffith, trompone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Niels Miller, BASS
Alistair Gardner, drums
Program
SET I
 Oh, Lady, Be Good!
(1924) Lady, Be Good
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 I Want To Be Happy
(1924) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar - Music by Vincent Youmans
 Tea For Two
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
 Sweet And Low-Down
(1925) Tip-Toes
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Mountain Greenery
(1926) Garrick Gaieties 1926
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Someone To Watch Over Me
(1926) Oh, Kay!
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 The Best Things In Life Are Free
(1927) Good News
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva - Music by Ray Henderson
 Bill
(1917/27) Show Boat
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, P. G. Wodehouse - Music by Jerome Kern
 Makin' Whoopee!
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Walter Donaldson
 Love Me Or Leave Me
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Walter Donaldson
 Get Happy!
(1930) Nine-Fifteen (9:15) Revue
Words by Ted Koehler - Music by Harold Arlen
SET II
 You Do Something To Me
(1929) Fifty Million Frenchmen
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Boy! What Love Has Done To Me!
(1930) Girl Crazy
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Exactly Like You
(1930) Lew Leslie's International Revue
Words by Dorothy Fields - Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Dancing In The Dark
(1931) The Band Wagon
Words by Howard Dietz - Music by Arthur Schwartz
 She Didn't Say "Yes"
(1931) The Cat And The Fiddle
Words by Otto Harbach - Music by Jerome Kern
 It's Only A Paper Moon
(1933) Take A Chance
Words by Yip Harburg, Billy Rose - Music by Harold Arlen
 The Song Is You
(1932) Music In The Air
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II - Music by Jerome Kern
 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
(1933) Roberta
Words by Otto Harbach - Music by Jerome Kern
 After You, Who?
(1932) Gay Divorce
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Anything Goes
(1934) Anything Goes
Words & music by Cole Porter
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Lew Brown, 1893-1958
Irving Caesar, 1895-1996
B. G. DeSylva, 1895-1950
Howard Dietz, 1896-1983
Walter Donaldson, 1893-1947
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Oscar Hammerstein II, 1895-1960
Otto Harbach, 1873-1963
Yip Harburg, 1896-1981
Lorenz Hart, 1895-1943
Ray Henderson, 1896-1970
Gus Kahn, 1886-1941
Jerome Kern, 1885-1945
Ted Koehler, 1894-1973
Jimmy McHugh, 1895-1969
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979
Billy Rose, 1899-1966
Arthur Schwartz, 1900-1984
P. G. Wodehouse, 1881-1975
Vincent Youmans, 1898-1946
Associate Events
Thursday Oct 10
6:00 pmDinner before the show
Ticket/Venue Info
Get Happy Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20% 
AA30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  -  
A30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  -  
B26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  -  
C22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  -  
Student Free0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  -  
Jaqua Concert Hall
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Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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