Thursday, February 23, 2012

In the Wings: Red Hot and Cole. Meet Zack Campbell.

Zack Campbell plays a doctor, a photographer and a dancer 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?
Zack Campbell: I recently gained a new interest in acting, and I thought Red Hot and Cole would be an awesome opportunity to get a feel of all that theatre has to offer. I knew Frank Sinatra had sung some arrangements of Cole Porter's songs, but I didn't know much about Cole Porter.

Q: What does the doctor do?
Z.C.: The doctor explains and shows the tragic decision-making of Cole's family in regard to his injury with the horse. He explains the situation and the mental battle that Cole went through.

Q: What is your favorite Cole Porter song?
Z.C.: I really like "I Get a Kick Out of You."

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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