Thu, 10/17/2013 (All day) - Sat, 10/19/2013 (All day)



Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 17 – 19 October

THURSDAY 17 October    

Cabaret: One of Those Things: some music by Cole Porter

Henry Gottfried ’14 kicks off the Cole Porter Centennial Weekend.  His cabaret—and senior project in Theater Studies—uses selections from the Cole Porter catalogue to sing about an undergrad love life (or lack thereof) in 2013. This solo performance sets Porter's work firmly in the Yale of today. Thursday October 17, 8:00 PM, Calhoun Cabaret, Calhoun College, 189 Elm Street.  
FULLY SUBSCRIBED. To inquire about the wait list, contact:

Additional performances on Friday at 7:00 & 9:30 PM and Saturday October 19 at 2:00 & 8:00 PM

FRIDAY 18 October

Exhibit:  From Peru to Paree:  A Cole Porter Jubilee

2:00 – 4:45 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM, Sterling Memorial Library Memorabilia Room.  FREE

Lecture:  Images of Cole Porter: The Man, The Voice

James Hepokoski; Chair, Department of Music

3:00 PM, Sterling Memorial Library International Room.  FREE

Master Class:  Cole Porter Performance Master Class

Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater hosts Tony-nominated composer Scott Frankel ’85 (Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven) and legendary wordsmith (Closer than Ever, Baby, Big) and Tony-winning director (Ain’t Misbehavin’) Richard Maltby, Jr. ’59.  A strictly limited number of performer slots are open for current students and alums.  Contact Shen Curriculum Coordinator Daniel Egan ( for more information about participating. Reception with light food and drink follows on-site at 7:00 PM.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM  Theater Studies Ballroom, 220 York Street.  FREE

Cabaret:  One of Those Things: Some Music by Cole Porter; presented by Henry Gottfried ’14.

7:00 & 9:30 PM Calhoun Cabaret, Calhoun College, 189 Elm Street. 
FULLY SUBSCRIBED. To inquire about the wait list, contact:


Lecture Cole Porter on Broadway

Robert Kimball '61, J.D. '67, author of Cole and editor of The Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter

10:00 AM:  Jonathan Edwards College Theater, 68 High Street.  FREE

Lecture Cole Porter in Hollywood

Michael Malone, Professor of the Practice Theater Studies, Duke University and novelist and former Yale professor

11:15 AM, Jonathan Edwards College Theater, 68 High Street.  FREE

Lunch Break

Lunch on your own, or enjoy the Cole Porter Special at Mory’s, featuring menu items from 1913 (but not at 1913 prices!).   You may pay by credit card; Mory’s membership not necessary.

Mory’s Association 306 York St. 203-562-3157

Masterclass  Dressing a Great Tune: Arranging Cole Porter Tunes, and Other Classic Songs

Jeffrey Klitz '81 (Broadway arranger, music director, pianist and coach) discusses how classic tunes come to life in great arrangements.  Klitz will combine an introduction to arranging with live performances featuring soloists, Red Hot and Blue (Yale’s oldest co-ed singing group), and the Whiffenpoofs of 1975 to show how a good arrangement well-performed brings out unexpected nuances and meaning in even the most familiar melody.

To inquire about participating as a vocalist in this class, contact Shen Curriculum Coordinator Dan Egan,  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Theater Studies Ballroom, 220 York Street.  FREE

Dinner Break

Dinner on your own in New Haven

CabaretOne of Those Things: Some Music by Cole Porte; presented by Henry Gottfried ’14.

 Calhoun Cabaret, Calhoun College, 189 Elm Street, 2:00 & 8:00 PM. 
FULLY SUBSCRIBED. To inquire about the wait list, contact:

Cole Porter Swing Dance at the Quinnipiac Club

The Cole Porter Centennial at Yale wraps up with a party featuring New Haven’s favorite band – led by popular History Lecturer Jay Gitlin and vocalist Ginny Bales – as they recreate the glamour of a swanky Manhattan supper club with their authentic renditions of hot jazz of the 1920s and 1930s and big band swing from the 1940s.  Dance, eat, drink, and listen to the timeless music of Cole Porter (and his peers) at the historic Quinnipiac Club. Begin your beguine and brush up your fox trot and lindy-hop – or, stand back and watch the fancy footwork of the Yale Swing & Blues dancers.

Admission is $50 for alumni and guests from before the Class of 2004, $25 for alumni and guests from the Classes of 2004 – 2013, and $15 for current Yale students with current ID.  Your registration entitles you to an evening of enchanting music; a buffet of elegant hors d’oeuvres; and two vintage cocktails or glasses of wine—cash  bar also available for the extra thirsty and soft drinks are available for guests under 21. Period dress encouraged!  Sophisticated attire strongly encouraged! Witty repartee essential!

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM The Quinnipiac Club, 221 Church Street

Register here.