Get Happy
Broadway gems, 1924-34
Fri, Oct 11, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Austin Auditorium, LaSells
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
 Oh, Lady, Be Good!
(1924) Lady, Be Good
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Tea For Two
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
 Mountain Greenery
(1926) Garrick Gaieties 1926
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 The Best Things In Life Are Free
(1927) Good News
Words by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva - Music by Ray Henderson
 Makin' Whoopee!
(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
 Boy! What Love Has Done To Me!
(1930) Girl Crazy
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Dancing In The Dark
(1931) The Band Wagon
Words by Howard Dietz - Music by Arthur Schwartz
 It's Only A Paper Moon
(1933) Take A Chance
Words by Yip Harburg, Billy Rose - Music by Harold Arlen
 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
(1933) Roberta
Words by Otto Harbach - Music by Jerome Kern
 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
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
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
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979
Billy Rose, 1899-1966
Arthur Schwartz, 1900-1984
Vincent Youmans, 1898-1946
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Ticket/Venue Info
Get Happy Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20% 
A25.00  22.50  21.25  20.00  -  
Student Free0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  -  
Austin Auditorium
LaSells Stewart Center
OSU Campus
Corvallis, OR
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