High Society

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Book by Arthur Kopit
Based on the play "The Philadelphia Story" by Philip Barry and the MGM motion picture "High Society"

"High Society" will make its Indianapolis premiere with this Footlite production directed by Kevin D. Smith. The plot centers on pretentious Long Island socialite Tracy Lord, who is planning a June 1938 wedding to an equally pretentious executive when ex-husband Dexter Haven arrives to disrupt the proceedings. Additional comic complications arise when tabloid reporter Mike Connor, who is there to cover the wedding, also falls for the bride-to-be. The score's songs were compiled from various Porter musicals with additional updated lyrics.


Tracy Lord: Bobbi Bates
C.K. Dexter Haven: Eric Karwisch
Mike O'Connor: Roger Schmelzer
Liz Embrie: Cathy Tolzmann
George Kittredge: James Hildreth
Margaret Lord: Susan Yeaw
Dinah Lord: Claire Cassidy
Uncle Willie: Rich Baker
Seth Lord: Skipper Bunner


Amy Douglas
Denise Fort
Danielle Garrett
Jason Gloye
John Hayes
Mike Jones
Rachel Purvis
Rick Purvis
Hollie Swofford
Jodi Wingler


Director: Kevin D. Smith
Producer: Benjamin Fronczek
Choreographer: Vickie Klosky
Technical Director: Mike Jones
Set Designer/Props: Bill Hale
Costuming: Jeff Farley
Lighting Designer: David Melton
Conductor: Schuyler Brinson


March 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29, 2009


Friday, Saturday: 8pm
Sunday: 2:30pm