LOVE LINDA (THE MUSICAL)

27 June, 2021
Grey District
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LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER, is a one-woman musical and theatrical journey about Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who was the driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter at the dawn of the roaring twenties.

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"As Mrs Porter, Jamieson Emms is convincingly the charming Southern Belle and gracious hostess. She gleefully reveals Linda’s cutting wit as she delivers the text with superb timing...

The show is beautifully written; lean and well-paced, it dances through the decades of the Porter marriage. Familiar and less well-known songs are set against the sometimes painful, often joyful events of Linda’s unapologetically privileged life and Cole Porter’s career."

LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER, is a one-woman musical and theatrical journey about Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who was the driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter at the dawn of the roaring twenties.

Though Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and together they lived a spectacular, glamour-filled life.

Created by acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland and award-winning composer Gary William Friedman, Porter's timeless songs, with innovative arrangements by Friedman, weave through the compelling narrative, celebrating the deep love they shared, while examining the darker sides of their life.

The score for LOVE, LINDA includes such beloved Porter songs as "Night and Day", "I Love Paris," "In the Still of the Night" and "Love for Sale."

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27 June, 2021
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