Monday, August 16, 2010
New York City's popular Upper West Side institution, SING! SING! SING!, presents
A "De-Lovely" Night With Cole Porter, an evening dedicated to the wicked, romantic, and thrilling songs of the great American songwriter on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The festivities take place at 7 p.m. at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street (bet. Broadway and Columbus Avenue).
The SING! experience is delightful and delicious -- arrive at the charming and intimate Triad, order drinks, and receive the lyrics for about 20 songs to be sung together.
Co-hosts are singer/pianist Anne Phillips, who puts the songs in correct keys for men and women to sing, and Michael Shepley, who provides informal, amusing and interesting background to the songs themselves.
Although at posting time the final list of selections has not been made, it is likely that we will sing songs from the following list: Night and Day, I Get A Kick Out of You, You're The Top, Anything Goes, Just One of Those Things, Easy to Love, I've Got You Under My Skin, It's De-Lovely, You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To, Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, So in Love, From This Moment On, I Love Paris, and many others.
It's a great way to be with friends and to leave your cares behind. Previous attendees have written, "I always leave the SING SING SING events feeling 100 percent better than when I walked in," "I feel so fortunate to be able to partake in your musical communion and to share this gentle rally of spirits,” and "As usual, you managed to entertain and enlighten us with your superb choice of songs."
The Cole Porter sing-along begins promptly at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seats/tables are first-come, first-served.) There is a $10 cover per person, plus a two-drink minimum (cash only, please). No food is served. The Triad is located at 158 West 72nd Street (between Broadway and Columbus Avenue, and is up one flight of wide stairs above the Turkish Grill restaurant. An elevator is available for anyone needing assistance. The SINGs last approximately 90 minutes, so you'll leave in a great mood and be ready for a nice dinner at a nearby restaurant.
No reservations are necessary, but it is helpful to get a head count in order to have the correct number of staff. If you have questions or can let us know how many are coming, please call Michael Shepley at 212-786-9064.
SING! SING! SING! can also travel to you -- it's a superb way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion! Any song selection or order can be arranged to suit your needs.