The Lantern Theatre and Conway Community Arts Association will present Hot ‘n’ Cole, a Cole Porter Celebration at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-10, 14-17, and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18, at the Lantern Theatre, located at 1021 Van Ronkle in downtown Conway.
Hot ‘n’ Cole is a fast-paced revue which includes many of his hit melodies, including "Anything Goes," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "In the Still of the Night," and "I’ve Got You Under My Skin." More than 30 of his songs are woven into contemporary arrangements that are wry, irreverent, romantic and touching.
The play features Angela Greenland, Cindy Romeo and Wendy Shirar with piano accompaniment by Lisa Gaddy and Lincoln Gimnich. The production is directed, choreographed and designed by Liz Parker.
Tickets go on sale Monday are $15 each. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by calling 501-733-6220. The performance is sponsored, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council and the Conway Advertising and Promotion Commission. The production is recommended for ages 16 and older.
The space at 1021 Van Ronkle was recently acquired by Conway Community Arts, transformed into a "black box" performance space and named The Lantern Theatre. It has become the permanent home for the organization with plans to add additional plays and musicals, improv shows and late-night performances.
The space also includes an outside garden which will contain an area for entertaining and receptions.
Conway Community Arts is a member of the American Association of Community Theaters and has maintained a consistent cultural presence in Conway for almost 40 years.
Information is also available online at www.conwayarts.org.