This show that Andrew is currently booking dates for in the Midwest US combines two of his loves, the crooner/swing style of music(ala Sinatra, Bennett, and Crosby) and old time radio. Not only do you get 15 songs from some of America's best loved songwriters such as George & Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Jerome Kern, Richard Whiting, and Hoagy Carmichael, but the show also features classic commercials from the time like Wheaties, Ovaltine, and Carter's Little Liver Pills. As the show begins we are transported back to the late 1940's and the studios of fictitious radio station WOWA in New York City. Radio announcer Jim Dandy is just beginning a very special broadcast of "Evening With The Stars", very special because slated as tonight's guest is none other than Mr. Frank Sinatra. However, as Jim starts to speak we find out that Frank has been detained in Hollywood and will be unavailable to make the broadcast. With this late notice, WOWA does something different. They decide to give an unknown performer the chance of a lifetime to perform for a listening audience prepared to hear Sinatra. What follows is a program of nostalgia with Andrew Driscoll singing some of the greatest standards from the 30s and 40s.

 
 
Song List
 
Love is Here To Stay
Music - George Gershwin
Lyrics - Ira Gershwin
Skylark
Music - Hoagy Carmichael Lyrics - Johnny Mercer
The Way You Look Tonight
Music - Jerome Kern Lyrics - Dorothy Fields
Heart and Soul/
Blue Moon
Music - Hoagy Carmichael Lyrics - Frank Loesser
Music - Richard Rodgers Lyrics - Lorenz Hart
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Music and Lyrics - Eric Maschwitz & Manning Sherwin
Too Marvelous For Words
Music - Richard A. Whiting Lyrics - Johnny Mercer
Someone To Watch Over Me
Music - George Gershwin Lyrics - Ira Gershwin
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Music - Duke Ellington Lyrics - Bob Russell
My Romance
Music - Richard Rodgers Lyrics - Lorenz Hart
Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time)
Music - Harold Arlen Lyrics - Ted Koehler
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Music - George Gershwin Lyrics - Ira Gershwin
Over The Rainbow
Music - Harold Arlen Lyrics - E.Y. Harburg
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Music - George Gershwin Lyrics - Ira Gershwin
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
Music - Harold Arlen Lyrics - Johnny Mercer
 
Show Details
 
Running Time:
1:45 including a 15 minute intermission (1:30 if no break)
 
Musicians:
4 piece combo - Piano, Saxophone, Bass, Drums
2 piece combo - Piano, Bass
 
Lighting Requirements:
Minimal. Depends upon size of space.
 
Sound Requirements:
Minimal. Depends upon size of space.
 
This show can also be performed just with the music. In addition, if you have a smaller venue, it can be performed simply with a piano and bass.
 
Additional songs available:
On The Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe, Time After Time, Sophisticated Swing, Saturday Night (Is the Lonliest Night of the Week), When I Grow Too Old To Dream, and Donkey Serenade.
For more information about this show, a press packet, or to book Andrew Driscoll's Singing The Standards, email Productions@andrewdriscoll.com.
 

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