Cal Poly Student Opera Theatre (CPSOT) will present a 1930s and ’40s cabaret-style showcase of works from the “Great American Songbook” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Spanos Theatre on campus.
There will be delightful solos, duets and trios — comprising music majors and minors — that will perform works by Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Cole Porter.
The songs will include the beloved “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “The Man That Got Away,” “Paper Moon,” “Embraceable You,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,” “God Bless America” and “Night and Day.”
The show will also include the tap and jazz dance talent of Cal Poly music majors Zahra Rothschild and Sheridan Liaw; psychology major Kylie Capella; and civil engineering major Rachel Klemm.
A combo of Cal Poly faculty musicians will accompany the singers: Dave Becker, saxophone; Paul Woodring, keyboards; Ken Hustad, bass; and John Astaire, drums.
The performance is produced and directed by CPSOT founder Jacalyn Kreitzer. Other production team members include music faculty members Katherine Arthur, Scott Glysson and Amy Goymerac, plus Music Department alumna Lauren Moore, David Beals, Spanos Theatre manager, and Clint Bryson, Theatre and Dance Department staff member. Cynthia Vest is the costume designer.
Tickets are $14 for the public and $9 for students. Event parking is sponsored by the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call 805-SLO-4TIX (805-756-4849).
The Music Department offers a 10 percent discount to patrons who buy season tickets to four of its events through the Cal Poly Ticket Office; a 15 percent discount is given on tickets to five or more events.
The concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department, College of Liberal Arts and Instructionally Related Activities program. Additional support is provided by John Edmisten. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit its calendar website.