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Duke's Place


L-R: Jim Conroy, Judy Philbin, David Manion, Roy Henry, Sunny Wright

Photo by Iain MacAdam

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The Sixth Show of Our 38th Season

Duke's Place

Dec 19, 2014 thru Jan 18, 2015

The Pewter Plough’s Great American Song Book Society presents “Duke’s Place”, an original musical celebrating the life and work of Duke Ellington.  This show was written and directed by Rebecca Buckley and produced by Jim Buckley.  The Music Director is Jim Conroy.  The cast features Marianne Lindstrom, Roy Henry, Sunny Wright, Judy Philbin and David Manion, pianist.

Jim Buckley has long been a fan of Duke Ellington and his music.  He feels that Ellington is as important as the many composers he has honored over the years; he wanted to include him in what might be the last musical production in which he will be participating.

The Pewter Plough Playhouse dedicates its 2014 season to James Lee Buckley who.passed away on December 22, 2013.

The play is set in the present time...one December night in New York City...in an upscale lounge/bar owned by Mare, a huge Duke Ellington fan. She requires patrons coming to her lounge, called DUKE'S PLACE, to dress in the Duke Ellington era of 1930s/1940s. The story evolves around a visiting patron from California, Jim Conroy, and the music of Duke Ellington.

Featuring these great songs:

Azure, Caravan, Christmas Surprise, Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me, Don't Get Around Much Any More, Drop Me Off In Harlem, Duke's Place, I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good, I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart, I'm Just A Lucky So And So, I'm Beginning To See The Light, In A Sentimental Mood, In A Mellow Tone, It Don't Mean A Thing, Love You Madly, Mood Indigo, Perdido, Prelude To A Kiss, Solitude, Something To Live For, Satin Doll, Sophisticated Lady, Squeeze Me, Take The A Train.