Charles Troy Presents

George and Ira:

The Flapper Musicals


Wed, March 6  1:30 pm

Tickets: $15

George and Ira Gershwin worked together only 13 years before George’s early death in 1937. But they sure packed in a lot! In 1924, their breakthrough year, George debuted “Rhapsody in Blue” in February; in December, they conquered Broadway with their first hit show, “Lady, Be Good!”. We’ll follow their string of smashes — “Oh, Kay!”, “Funny Face” “Girl Crazy” and more — through the rest of their dizzying decade. With special guest 2018 Skokie Idol winner Barb Smith.


Charles Troy, popular speaker and presenter, is an acclaimed musical theatre historian and graphic designer. He has created over 50 multi-media presentations and had presented his work to countless local and national audiences. His work has also been published in The Sondheim Review.

Upcoming Presentations:


April 3 - George and Ira: The Political Musicals


May 1 - The Creation of Porgy and Bess

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