HERE AND NOW – THE SONGS OF NOËL COWARD (2012-2013)
Noël Coward was worried that his legacy would be forgotten. Far from it! His plays are regularly performed throughout the world and his songs, both witty and sentimental, continue to delight. Most of the comedic ones, such as “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” and “Don’t Put Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs. Worthington,” have not lost their relevance, appeal or humour. In this latest edition of his acclaimed salute to Coward, Robert Green revives several of Coward’s most unjustly overlooked gems, including “Louisa,” “I’ll Remember Her,” and “Here and Now,” while revisiting a lot of the composer’s best-loved trademarks, such “A Bar on the Piccola Marina,” “Nina,” “The Stately Homes of England,” and “Why Do the Wrong People Travel?”
SERENELY INDEPENDENT? (2011)
Falling in love is as easy as falling off a log, but so is breaking your arm. This is a cabaret about relationships, from the first tentative steps to the full embrace of love. Robert illustrates the journey with “Try to Remember?” (Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt), “I Wish I Were in Love Again” (Rodgers & Hart), a medley of “I’ve Grown Accustomed to His Face” (Lerner & Loewe) and “Being Alive” (Sondheim), “This Is All I Ask” (Gordon Jenkins), “It Only Takes a Moment” (Jerry Herman), “They All Laughed” (George & Ira Gershwin), and other classics. Serenely Independent? shows that love can strike at any time.
THE ROBERT GREEN CABARET HOUR (2009)
With no theme other than a superbly chosen survey of popular songs he loves, this show includes “Jolene” (Dolly Parton), “Alice Is at It Again” (Coward), “Someone Like You” (Frank Wildhorn), and “I’m a Believer” (the Monkees).
SHOULD I SPEAK OF LOVE OR SHALL WE DANCE? (2008)
This show traces the emotions Robert felt in a seven-year gap between relationships. The songs tell the story: “I’m a Stranger Here Myself” (Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash), “The Lies of Handsome Men” (Francesca Blumenthal), “Shall We Dance?” (Rodgers & Hammerstein), “If He Walked into My Life” (Jerry Herman), “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” (Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice), “What More Can I Say?” from March of the Falsettos (William Finn), and “Let’s Talk About Love” (Porter).