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Decadence" at Bass Hall's beautiful McDavid
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Laura Ainsworth and Michael Gott have created the ultimate romantic "date show," the witty and sophisticated retro revue, Cole Porter: Elegance and Decadence. Since their sold-out debut in 2006 at Dallas' Stone Street Threatre, Laura and Michael have gone on to delight audiences at a variety of venues, from historic theaters to two state Christmas galas at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion, where then-Gov. Mike Huckabee declared them "terrific" and said if he becomes president, "they for sure get the White House gig!"
Joseph Melnikoff of BroadwayWorld.com
raved that Laura Ainsworth is both "a
gifted comedienne" and "a fine
singer with an outstanding range and genuine wit" who delighted the
audience, while Michael Gott
is "dazzling," a masterful pianist and a superior
"musical artistry added romance, wit
and sophistication." He declared the show "a sublime
evening" that "truly was
Offering an array of the chic composer’s greatest standards and wittiest comic rarities; from the aching “Night and Day,” "Love For Sale," and “Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye” to the outrageous wit of “The Physician,” “The Tale of the Oyster” and "Let's Do It" (which Gott updates with his own hilarious lyrics), Ainsworth and Gott promise the perfect night on the town for adults of all ages. They transport the audience back in time to the great days of sophisticated, Manhattan showroom revues of the '30s and '40s; to Cole Porter's world of penthouse soirees, clever bon mots over cocktails at Broadway opening night parties, and torrid affairs among the highest of high society...Or as one critic put it, to "a time when popular music was clever and witty and romantic and sexy and written for grownups."
Ms Ainsworth, a slender, vivacious redhead, has made a name for herself in several fields. As co-writer of her own internationally- syndicated radio service, The Comedy Wire, she provides witty one-liners and parody songs to top DJs worldwide. She is also an accomplished singer/actress with countless plays and musicals to her credit. Her musical lampoon of ageism and beauty obsession, "Keep Young & Beautiful" (AKA “My Ship Has Sailed”), performed with pianist Brian Piper, has appeared in major theaters, clubs and corporate events and earned her a Comcast cable special. a national TV appearance and terrific reviews. TotalTheater.com raved that she is “a fine lounge singer with comic flair, who delivers her songs in a beautiful, sultry voice.”
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