A sparkling musical romp .... where the bubbly is always flowing...


Meet the Cast:

cast of MTG's High Society

Tracy Lord.... Shannon Warne, Dinah Lord.... Calista Loter, Mother Lord.... Pamela Hamill, Liz Imbrie.... Stephanie Fredricks, Seth Lord.... Robert Yacko, Dexter Haven.... Marc Ginsburg, Mike Connor.... Roger Befeler, Uncle Willie....Thomas Ashworth, George Kittredge.... Damon Kirsche, Freddie....Will Collyer, Stella....Tal Fox, Stanley.... Adam Lendermon, Gertrude.... Kelsey Weinstein, Agnes.... Alexandra Mitchell

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: Arthur Kopit 

Based on Philip Barry’s 1939 stage comedy The Philadelphia Story and subsequent 1956 musical film adaptation, High Society.  

In 1956, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and the stunning Grace Kelly brought this musical adaptation of Philip Barry’s The Philadelphia Story to life on the silver screen. It featured a sparkling score by musical master Cole Porter. This 1998 Broadway adaptation takes Porter even further by pouring more of his classic tunes into the party punchbowl than you can sing in one night. But we will! The plot centers on pretentious socialite Tracy Samantha Lord (who is planning to wed an equally pretentious executive), when her ex-husband arrives to disrupt the proceedings. 

We invite you to this non-stop romp of mismatched romances and great Cole Porter songs - many of which were featured in the 1956 movie - including ‘Well, Did You Evah?' and 'What a swell party this is!’

HIGH SOCIETY will be directed by Lewis Wilkenfeld and choreographed by Heather Castillo. Musical direction by Cassie Nickols. Production supervision by Jennifer Shelton.

Presented in staged concert reading format on Sunday, February 11th, 2018 at 7pm, at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.

Musical Theatre Guild is comprised of the finest musical theatre artists in the Los Angeles area, producing staged concert readings (book in hand) of Broadway's forgotten gems and undiscovered treasures. For over twenty years, Musical Theatre Guild has produced nearly 100 shows, many of which are once-in-a-generation opportunities to be performed and seen. Performances are presented with minimal scenery and costumes. A live professional orchestra is utilized for all productions. 

Recognitions include The Los Angeles Drama Critics Margaret Harford Award, The Actors’ Equity Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, The California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The City of Los Angeles Artistic Excellence Citation, and more.