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Season 103

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October 23-25, 2020 (VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE)

Join us for an evening of spine tingling excitement as our own Kevin Cole puts music to silent films of a bygone era!

First he will perform the music for two short films considered to be the first horror films ever made!

  • THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (1896)
    Directed by Georges Méliès
    With the help of a magic cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a variety of supernatural characters.
  • THE HAUNTED CASTLE (1897)
    Directed by Georges Méliès
    A man enters a haunted castle and is constantly taunted by spirits inside the castle.This film was the first Méliès work to be hand colored at the coloring lab.

Kevin will then perform the music for our feature film:

  • SHERLOCK JR (1924)
    Directed by Buster Keaton
    This film is one of Buster Keaton’s funniest and most technically innovative features. He plays the floor sweeper and projectionist of a small-town movie theater who in his free time studies to be a detective.

Kevin Cole

Kevin Cole is an award-winning musical director, arranger, composer, vocalist and archivist who garnered the praises of Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, Hugh Martin, Burton Lane, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen Sondheim and members of the Jerome Kern and Gershwin families. He has shared the concert stage with Liza Minnelli, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, William Warfield, Sylvia McNair, Lorin Maazel, Itzhak Perlman, Brian d’Arcy James, Barbara Cook, Robert Klein, Lucie Arnaz, Maria Friedman, Idina Menzel and friend and mentor Marvin Hamlisch. Kevin has given Master Classes in musical theatre vocal performance at Interlochen Center for the Arts and North Carolina School of the Arts. He has served as Musical Director for Pasadena Playhouse, Michigan Ensemble Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Royal George Theatre (Chicago) and New York Musical Theatre Festival. Kevin is also an internationally known concert pianist whose engagements include sold-out performances at Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall, Kennedy Center, Ravinia Festival, Wolf Trap, Chautauqua Institute and legendary Carnegie Hall. Kevin has been active at Bay City Players as Music Director, Assistant Director and Actor-Singer. He has been instrumental in the progress of renovations to the theatre through many benefit concerts. One of his original musicals, A SHINE ON YOUR SHOES, made its premiere at Bay City Players in 2007.