Funny Face Funny Face Funny Face
George & Ira Gershwin
Fred Thompson & Paul G. Smith
Alvin Theatre, Nov 22, 1927
Funny Face
Fri, Jun 17 - Sun, Jun 26
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
  • Description
  • Personnel
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The Shedd Institute continues its celebration of the golden age of musical comedy with 1927's madcap, sassy hit Funny Face, the last show that legendary siblings Fred & Adele Astaire made with the equally-renowned Gershwin brothers. A tale (as usual) about smart set youth living somewhere outside New York, Funny Face follows the trials of eligible bachelor Jimmy Reeve as he endeavors to dispatch his responsibilities as the guardian of three wards thrust upon him by the death of his mother -- three young ladies only slightly his junior and all full of spunk. Well, actually, his problem is totally with the youngest, Frankie, who has a horrible propensity for stretching the truth. He locks her scandalous diary in his safe, she enlists dashing aviator Peter Thurston to retrieve it, a pair of thieves show up to do a bit of stealing themselves, which brings in the local police, and the entire company launches off on one long chase that ends up (of course) in Atlantic City, with all shenanigans cheerfully forgiven and 3 young couples (of course) heading for marital bliss!
Look for fantastic Gershwin songs ("'S Wonderful", "How Long Has This Been Going On?", "He Loves And She Loves", "My One And Only", "Funny Face", "High Hat", and "The Babbitt and the Bromide") and plenty of dancing and wisecracks in this truly enjoyable and classically-whacko 1920s musical comedy with book by Fred Thompson and Paul Gerard Smith.
Funny Face has been produced only once in the last 35 years (and then only in concert version) due to an unusual legal restriction placed on it when it was used as the basis for 1983's Tommy Tune/Twiggy vehicle, My One And Only. The Shedd Institute is extremely grateful to the Gershwin Estate, the rights holders of My One And Only, and the Library of Congress for their assistance in making this rare full production possible.
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Peg Major, director
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Caitlin Christopher, choreographer
Janet Whitlow, set design
Jamie Parker, costume design
Cast
Trevor Eichhorn, Jimmy Reeve, guardian of Frankie, Dora & June
Stephanie Hawkins, "Frankie" Wynne, a ward
Kaitlyn Sage, Dora, another ward
Shannon Coltrane, June, a third ward
Jim Ballard, Peter Thurston, a dashing aviator
Matthew Leach, "Dugsie" Gibbs
Ward Fairbairn, Herbert, a crook
Bradley Wilson, Chester, another crook
Matthew Woodward, The Sergeant
Female Ensemble
Male Ensemble
Scenes & Musical Numbers
ACT I
 Birthday Party
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Once
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Funny Face
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 High Hat
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 'S Wonderful
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 High Hat (continued)
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Let's Kiss And Make Up
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
ACT II
 In The Swim
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 He Loves And She Loves
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Tell The Doc
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Quintette Specialty
(1927) Funny Face George Gershwin (m)
 How Long Has This Been Going On?
(1927) Smarty Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 He Loves And She Loves (reprise)
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 'S Wonderful (reprise)
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 My One And Only
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 The Babbitt And The Bromide
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Funny Face (reprise)
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 My One And Only (reprise)
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 He Loves And She Loves (reprise)
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)


Performances
June, 2016
Fr 17 7:30 pFunny Face: Eugene
Sa 18 7:30 pFunny Face: Eugene
Su 19 3:00 pFunny Face: Eugene
Fr 24 7:30 pFunny Face: Eugene
Sa 25 7:30 pFunny Face: Eugene
Su 26 3:00 pFunny Face: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
Funny Face Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
10%15%20%Stud.
A36.00  32.50  30.75  29.00  23.50 
B30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  19.50 
C24.00  21.75  20.50  19.25  15.75 
D20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  13.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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Season Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Presenting Sponsor