MSU Tent Theatre: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Nice Work If You Can Get It, Missouri State University Tent Theatre

July 12-15 & 17-23

Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Joe DiPietro
Inspired by Material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse
Directed and Choreographed by Jessica Ryan

The jazz is hot and the hootch is flowing in 1927 New York! On the eve of his marriage to modern dancer Eileen Evergreen, the wealthy and charming playboy Jimmy Winter crosses paths with Billie Bendix, a street-wise female bootlegger. Billie and her gang are looking for a place to hide 400 cases of gin, and Jimmy’s seldom-used Long Island beach house seems just the ticket. But no sooner has the booze been stashed in the mansion’s cellar, than Jimmy and Eileen arrive for their honeymoon. With the bootleggers posing as servants, the cops in hot pursuit and the bride’s Prohibitionist family quaffing spiked lemonade, hilarious hijinks ensue!  Featuring such Gershwin classics as “Sweet and Lowdown,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Lady Be Good,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” and “Fascinating Rhythm” — plus high-energy tap dance numbers throughout — ‘S Wonderful fun!

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