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Cole Porter’s Les Hits the Big Screen Sunday, June 4th • 4:00 PM Lark Theater 549 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA $20 online, $25 at the door I n 1928, Cole Porter, enjoying the pleasures of Paris and always preferring to be writing a new project, worked on what was advertised as a “chic night club” revue, Les Revue des Ambassadeurs, Ambassadeurs being the name of the nightclub hosting the musical revue—located by the Place de Concorde and the Champs-Elysees. It was a huge success with the sell-out crowd. After the show closed in Paris, it faded into memory with a score largely forgotten. A lifetime would pass before it would be rediscovered and remounted on the Paris stage. With an overwhelming reception to the 2012 Paris production, Ken Bloom made plans to produce the show’s North American debut in New York City. Noah Griffin was in the audience of the New York debut. With a cast of stellar performers, he brought Les Ambassadeurs to the West Coast for the second time in America, allowing the audience to hear his seminal work. From this performance, we created a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this sold out event. Keeping with the Lark Theater’s tradition of presenting ‘Live at the Met’ performances with backstage access, this film falls right in line. If you were in attendance at the performance, we think you would enjoy seeing it again with behind-the- scenes rehearsal footage. Here is the opportunity to witness history in the making. The film documents the sole on-screen representation of this vintage Cole Porter on the big screen. Come see your favorite local Cole Porter ensemble members … Noah Griffin, Founder of The Cole Porter Society, Grammy-nominated Desiree Goyette, Phantom of the Opera and Mountain Play star, Patrick Leveque, the acclaimed Deborah Winters and young star, Sofia Perozzi. Other Bay Area standouts include classical performer Martin Bell, opera artist Michael Dailey and cabaret queen, Amanda King. New York talent includes author and Grammy-winner Ken Bloom, Grammy-winner Laurence Hobgood, society pianist Peter Minton, and from Chicago, theater historian Charles Troy. Dancing With The Stars Jason Rodgers lights up the stage. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Cole Porter Society. Our mission is to preserve, promote and perpetuate the legacy of Cole Porter. 2 MARIN ARTS & CULTURE