George & Ira Gershwin, Guy Bolton & Fred Thompson, 1924
Lady, Be Good!
Thu Oct 4, 7:30-10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Home Federal Bank
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Songs
The show that made Fred and Adele Astaire stars, featured the great Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards, and established the Gershwin brothers as a major force on Broadway, Lady, Be Good! is a zany, fast-paced tale of romance and money, with all the trials and tribulations possible on the path to true love and financial bliss…complete with mistaken identities (of course!), a pair of handcuffs (a must!), a ukulele-playing college “sheik” (hey, it’s the 1920s!), and a classic grand finale multiple betrothal (doh)!
This up-beat and wonderfully lyrical musical comedy has some of the Gershwins’ best loved songs, including “Fascinating Rhythm”, “Little Jazz Bird”, “I’d Rather Charleston”, “The Half Of It, Dearie, Blues”, and, of course, “Oh, Lady, Be Good”, as well as delightful hidden treasures such as “Hang On To Me”, “We’re Here Because”, “So Am I” and “Swiss Miss”.
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Richard H. Jessup, director & choreographer
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Kelly Baum, lighting designer
Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj, assistant choreographer
Cast
Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj, Susie Trevor
Galen Schloming, Dick Trevor
Ron Daum, Bertie Bassett
Chas King, Watty Watkins
Conor O'Brien, Jack Robinson
Ron Judd, Rufus Parke
Kathryn Leonard, Shirley Vernon
Janet Whitlow, Josephine Vanderwater
Matthew Woodward, Jeff White
Jim Ballard, Manuel Estrada
Jonathan Edwards, Flunkey
Tracy Nygard, Narrator
Female Ensemble
Scenes & Musical Numbers
ACT I
 Hang On To Me
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 A Wonderful Party
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 The End Of A String
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 We're Here Because
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Fascinating Rhythm
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 So Am I
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Oh, Lady, Be Good!
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
ACT II
 Linger In The Lobby
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 The Half Of It, Dearie, Blues
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Juanita
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 I'd Rather Charleston
(1926) Lady, Be Good Desmond Carter (w) George Gershwin (m)
 So Am I (reprise)
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Oh, Lady, Be Good! (reprise)
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Little Jazz Bird
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Carnival Time
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Swiss Miss
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin, Arthur Jackson (w) George Gershwin (m)


Ticket/Venue Info
Lady, Be Good Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
10%15%20%Stud.
AA38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  19.00 
A32.00  29.00  27.25  25.75  16.00 
B26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  13.00 
C20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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Shedd Presenting Sponsor