Lyric Fest to Present ‘Anything Goes: Cole Porter – Uncensored’

By Nicolas Quiroga

Lyric Fest is set to present “Anything Goes: Cole Porter – Uncensored,” a musical biography of American composer Cole Porter, on May 17 and 18, 2022.

The program will feature baritone Randall Scarlata, mezzo-soprano Suzanne DuPlantis, and pianist Laura Ward as they perform “Anything Goes,” “Let’s Do It,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re The Top,” “Let’s Behave Badly,” “Kiss Me, Kate,” and many others.

“When springtime comes around again, it’s always time for Lyric Fest to return to the great American songbook,” Artistic Director Suzanne DuPlantis said in an official press statement. “This time, we turn the spotlight on Cole Porter who was quite the naughty lyricist… We’re happily presenting Cole in all his raunchy splendor!”

The May 17 showcase will take place at the Moorestown Community Center, in Moorestown, NJ while the May 18, 2022 performance will be at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

Lyric Fest is the only Performing Arts organization in the Mid-Atlantic region with a focus on varied song. The organization has crafted, produced and presented more than 100 concert programs featuring internationally renowned artists and to date has commissioned more than 200 new American songs from many of the nation’s leading songwriters.