De La Salle to put on Gershwin production

WARREN, MICH. – Girls! Glamour! and Gershwin highlight the spring as the De La Salle Collegiate Wig and Mask Society presents the award-winning musical, Nice Work If You Can Get. This screwball
comedy is a surefire crowd-pleaser, with classic Gershwin tunes, romance, exuberant production numbers, and a hilarious script poking fun at class snobbery in the Prohibition era.

Performances run Friday, February 21 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Warren Consolidated School Performing Arts Center located at 12901 15 Mile Road in Sterling Heights.

“We have not produced a Gershwin show in 23 years,” says WAMS Executive Director, Kevin Fitzhenry. “It has been a tremendously fun experience introducing these iconic melodies to a new generation of students and actors.”

Highlights from the score include "Fascinating Rhythm", "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Sweet and Low Down", "Delishious" and the title song.

Over 100 students from De La Salle Collegiate, Dakota, Regina, and Stevenson comprise the cast and crew, serving as actors, singers, dancers, set construction, sound, lighting, video, ushers and box office staff.

Nice Work If You Can Get It has music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, book by Joe DiPietro, inspired by material by Guy Bolton  and P. G. Wodehouse. It originally opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre, April 24, 2012, and played for 478 performances starring Matthew Broderick and Kellie O’Hara as Jimmy and Billie. It was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Nice Work If You Can Get It is produced by special arrangement with Tams-Whitmark, a Concord Theatricals company.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here or by emailing WAMS Executive Director Mr. Kevin Fitzhenry or calling 586-541-6210.

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