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Too Marvellous For Words
On from 14 Jul 2007 till 19 Jul 2009
Landor Space
by Johnny Mercer
Genre(s): Musical

About: Too Marvellous For Words

From the mid 1930s through the mid 1960s many of the songs Mercer wrote were among the most popular hits of the time. Born in Savannah, 100 years ago this year, Johnny’s exposure to black music was perhaps unique among the white songwriters of his generation. The music he loved – Jazz and Blues – was booming in Harlem when he moved to New York, and Broadway was singing along to the like of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. He may have collaborated with the greats – Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael and Henry Mancini among them, but Mercer has remained the unknown of the American Musical Scene – the guy behind some of the greatest music of the 20th century.

Song after song trips a memory synapse…Think The Days of Wine And Roses, Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive, One For My Baby and of course Moon River... Sit back, relax and remember an incident, a friend, a lover, a beautiful day…

Directed by Robert McWhir

Musical Direction by Andrew Friesner

Choreography by Paul Tomkinson

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