Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In the Wings: Red Hot and Cole. Meet Lori Stout.

Lori Stout plays a waitress and a Countess, and sings a solo in Red Hot and Cole, the fourth show of the 2011-2012 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The book is by James Bianchi, Muriel McAuley and Randy Strawderman; the music and lyrics are by Cole Porter.

Question: Why did you audition for Red Hot and Cole?
Lori Stout: I wanted to do something different with my singing. I had never done a Civic show before, so this is stretching my limits a lot.

Q: What is the Countess like? What song do you sing as a solo?
L.S.: The Countess is a slightly snobby character, which is kind of fun. And I sing "Just One of Those Things."

Q: What is your favorite Cole Porter song?
L.S.: "Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love."

Red Hot and Cole opens Friday, March 2 and runs three consecutive weekends through Sunday, March 18 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.

Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information about the show or to order tickets, call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website.

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