This all-American political satire focuses
on the election campaign and Presidency of John P. Wintergreen, whose
party, lacking a viable platform, runs on love, promising that if
elected he will marry the partner chosen for him at an Atlantic City
beauty pageant. When he falls for Mary Turner (a campaign secretary who
bakes a mean corn muffin) instead of Diana Deveraux (the fairest flower
of the South and winner of the pageant), trouble begins!
politicians skewered right and left (including a Vice President who
wanders the White House unrecognized by his own staff), OF THEE I SING
is an hilarious and timeless send-up of national institutions that is
as relevant as ever. (It even features its own impeachment
proceedings!) The extensive hit-filled score, one of the George and Ira Gershwin's finest creations, makes the show as suitable for concert presentation as full production.
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