APRIL 11-15, Simcoe Street Theatre

A Music Portrait of Cole Porter

Written by & Starring Dean Hollin, Music Direction by Steve Thomas

Experience for yourself the magical charm of “Cole-Hearted” — a unique musical biography tracing the life, times and enormous talent of the legendary American songwriter, Cole Porter.

Dean Hollin loves the music of Cole Porter. He loves to sing it, he loves to talk about it, and he loves performing it! He’s undeniably…”Cole-Hearted”!

“Cole-Hearted” lovingly explores the steps of Cole’s life and career starting with his family roots in Peru, Indiana, through his college years at Yale, to the palazzos of Venice, the stages of Broadway, the silver screens of Hollywood, and beyond.

I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Night and Day, True Love, Miss Otis Regrets, Make It Another Old Fashioned, Where Is the Life that Late I Led?, All Of You, and over two dozen more of Cole Porter’s greatest works are brought to life by Dean Hollin, who will be accompanied by the incomparable Mr. Steve Thomas on piano.

Discover the inspirations behind the music and lyrics, experience unpublished and lesser-known works in addition to the seemingly endless number of his finest compositions, learn about the personal highlights, his lavish high-society lifestyle and some of his greatest challenges — all chronologically woven together to form two memorable hours of stories, photos and truly unforgettable songs.

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  3. Assess the feasibility of a new arts and culture centre in Collingwood.


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