OFAM 2014 Matinee Concert
Make 'Em Laugh
The lighter side of Hollywood, 1940-59
Fri, Aug 8, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
The number one reason we decided to do another year of the Songbook in Hollywood, bringing our period of focus up through the 1950s, is because Ken was extremely disappointed that he couldn't sing "That's Amore" last year. Well, maybe it wasn't THE number one reason, but it did spark the realization that OFAM 2013's celebration of the classic Songbook in Hollywood from 1930-49 missed a lot of great tunes like "That's Amore". Introduced in the 1953 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis comedy The Caddy, this wonderful Harry Warren/Jack Brooks standard became a great hit for Martin, was his signature song, and is just about as iconic 1950s as Marilyn Monroe, Bob's Big Boy and the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. So now Ken gets to sing it, along with a pile of other fine 1940s and '50s lighter fare, like "Triplets", "Well, Did You Evah?", "Chica Chica Boom Chic", "Baby, It's Cold Outside", "Make 'Em Laugh", "A Couple Of Swells", and more!
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, director, reeds
 Now You Has Jazz
(1955) High Society
Words & music by Cole Porter
 You Don't Have To Know The Language
(1947) Road To Rio
Words by Johnny Burke - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
(1954) White Christmas
Words & music by Irving Berlin
(1937) Between The Devil
Words by Howard Dietz - Music by Arthur Schwartz
 A Square In The Social Circle
(1945) The Stork Club
Words by Ray Evans - Music by Jerry Livingston
 Baby, It's Cold Outside
(1948) interpolated into Neptune's Daughter
Words & music by Frank Loesser
 A Couple Of Swells
(1948) Easter Parade
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Well, Did You Evah?
(1940) Du Barry Was A Lady
Words & music by Cole Porter
 The Inch Worm
(1951) Hans Christian Andersen
Words & music by Frank Loesser
 That's Amoré
(1953) The Caddy
Words by Jack Brooks - Music by Harry Warren
 Chica Chica Boom Chic
(1941) That Night In Rio
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 Go West, Young Man
(1947) Copacabana
Words by Bert Kalmar - Music by Harry Ruby
 Your Feet's Too Big
Words by Ada Benson - Music by Fred Fisher
 Inka Dinka Doo
(1933) interpolated into Two Girls And A Sailor
Words by Ben Ryan - Music by Jimmy Durante
 I'm the Guy Who Found the Lost Chord
(1947) interpolated into This Time For Keeps
Words & music by Jimmy Durante
 Did You Ever Have the Feeling That You Wanted to Stay?
(1942) interpolated into Two Girls And A Sailor
Words & music by Jimmy Durante
 Make 'Em Laugh
(1952) Singin' In The Rain
Words by Arthur Freed - Music by Nacio Herb Brown
 Be A Clown
(1948) The Pirate
Words & music by Cole Porter
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Ada Benson, -
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Jack Brooks, 1912-1971
Nacio Herb Brown, 1896-1964
Johnny Burke, 1908-1964
Howard Dietz, 1896-1983
Jimmy Durante, 1893-1980
Ray Evans, 1915-2007
Fred Fisher, 1875-1942
Arthur Freed, 1894-1973
Mack Gordon, 1904-1959
Bert Kalmar, 1884-1947
Jerry Livingston, 1909-1987
Frank Loesser, 1910-1969
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Harry Ruby, 1895-1974
Ben Ryan, 1892-1968
Arthur Schwartz, 1900-1984
Jimmy Van Heusen, 1913-1990
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
Ticket/Venue Info
Make 'Em Laugh Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A32.00  29.00  27.25  25.75  16.00 
B28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  14.00 
C22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  11.00 
O18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  9.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon

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